In a shocking claim made by senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse in an interview with Rediff, said that he has nude pictures of a minister's personal assistant in a compromising position with a woman, which he thinks is enough to conduct an inquiry against the minister.
"I did not say I have videos of any BJP leader. What I said was I have intimate, nude, pictures of a minister's personal assistant in a compromising position with a woman," he says.
Khades further said that he might take these pictures to senior BJP leaders at the Centre.
Khadse hints that the minister in question whose PA's photographs he claims to possess could even be somebody from "this Cabinet (the Uddhav Thackeray government)."
Ask him if the minister in question does not belong to the BJP, then what action could senior BJP leaders in Delhi take against this minister, Khadse says, "The Union home ministry belongs to us."
Citing his example, where he was targeted and made to resign over charges of corruption against his personal assistant in the MIDC land grab case, Khadse makes it clear that there could be reason to take action against this minister.
"An inquiry was initiated against me by levelling charges of corruption against my PA and later I was made to resign because of these allegations. These are also photos of the PA of a minister," he says.
"I will be bringing it to the notice of my senior party leaders," he says.
Recently senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse had announced that he will come out with a book to highlight the "conspiracy" that eventually saw his ouster as a minister from the Devendra Fadnavis government in 2016.
Khadse had said the book will be titled Nanasaheb Fadnavisanch Shadyantra (conspiracy). The BJP leader also charged former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with having direct or indirect hand behind the series of allegations levelled against him in the past.
Khadse, who was revenue minister in Fadnavis government, faced allegations of receiving calls from gangster Dawood Ibrahim's residence in Karachi as well as land grabbing.