The Aam Aadmi Party in Maharasthra today dared the ruling BJP government of the state to arrest Maharashtra Water Supplies minister Babanrao Lonikar for holding an alleged fake degree.
“I dare the state government to follow the same procedure as our minister (Jitendra Tomar) was put through in Delhi. Will this government arrest him (Lonikar) and make him tour the colleges and universities from where he has received his degrees?” asked Preeti Sharma Menon, national spokesperson of AAP.
Earlier, Congress spokesperson in Maharashtra, Sachin Sawant had produced copies of Lonikar’s affidavits and stated, “Lonikar in his affidavits of 2004 and 2009 mentioned his qualification as FYBA from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) in 1991.
“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should take legal action against him. BJP should take the same stand in Maharashtra as in Delhi,” Sawant further demanded.