New Delhi: Soon after the Supreme Court made stinging observation against former Maharashtra CM and present Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh while hearing the Mumbai’s Whistling Woods land allotment case, the BJP on Wednesday launched scathing attacks on Deshmukh and demanded his immediate resignation from the Union Cabinet.  

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“The Apex Court has clearly observed that the former CM had bypassed the rules in allotting 20 acres of state land to film producer Subhash Ghai. He should step down immediately and clear his name,” said Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP spokesperson.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh for allotting 20 acres of land to film producer Subhash Ghai in 2004 for his film institute, saying he cannot treat anyone as a "blue-eyed boy" and bend or bypass rules.

"One cannot be treated as blue-eyed boy for whom Chief Minister can bend or bypass rules to give away the land of the state," the bench said noting it was done for a paltry sum.

The land was allotted to Ghai's institute Pursuant to a May 30, 2004 joint venture agreement signed between his Mukta Arts and the Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation (MFSCDC).

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