Mumbai, Mar 26: The wife of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday slammed senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for making "baseless allegations" after he levelled "nepotism" charges against her husband over a state agency's order asking developers to open accounts in a private bank where she works.
"Singh is using a woman's shoulders for his political target. Doing such a thing is an insult to a working woman like me," Amruta Fadnavis told reporters here tonight after a BJP women's wing event.
"The transaction he referred to pertained to the Worli branch of Axis Bank. I work in Lower Parel branch and have nothing to do with it," she said.
The chief minister's lawyer Ganesh Sovani recently asked Singh to tender an unconditional apology to him, failing which he said that his "client... shall have no option but to initiate appropriate civil and/or criminal proceedings against you".
In his tweets, Singh had alleged that, "SRA (slum rehabilitation authority) in Mumbai headed by CM of Maharashtra has officially asked all SRA developers to open accounts only in Worli branch of Axis Bank".
"Do you know why? Mrs Fadnavis is the Vice-President of Axis Bank! A windfall for the Axis Bank a private Bank. Height of Nepotism," he had said.