Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis sought an explanation from his colleague and social justice minister Raj Kumar Badole after the latter’s daughter’s name featured in the scholarship list for foreign education which is sponsored by the state government.
A controversy erupted after Badole’s daughter’s name and sons of two senior bureaucrats featured in the list of 35 candidates. The state government sponsors these scholarship to the students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe.
The social justice minister’s daughter Shruti Badole, who is graduated from IIT Madras, said that she would not accept the state government scholarship. She defnded her decision to apply for the scholarship, saying that the University Of Manchester does not provide scholarship so she had applied for it.
“It is my fault that I happened to be the minister’s daughter,” she said.