Fadnavis Rejects Claims Of Him Returning Back Rs 40,000 Crore Funds To Centre During Ill Fated Second StintDevendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis/Twitter)

Devendra Fadnavis has denied Karnataka BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde’s claim that the former was sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore from being misused.

Hegde had claimed that it took Fadnavis just 15 hours to move the funds. All of it was returned to the central government.

Hegde added that the BJP had staged a "drama" to save the funds. He claimed that the BJP knew that there was no majority in Maharashtra but the whole exercise was undertaken to save the central funds.

However Fadnavis has now denied that Rs 40,000 crores was given back to Centre and he said, “No such major policy decision has been taken by me as CM. All such allegations are false.”

Fadnavis said, the only involvement of the state was with the “land acquisition for the bullet train initiative by the centre and no money was given by the state for this project nor the centre asked the state for any money.”

(With inputs from IANS)

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