Is Ramtek bungalow at Malabar Hill jinxed? Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse was allotted this sea-facing bungalow after he was given the portfolito of revenue minister in the Fadnavis government. Most ministers go for this bungalow as it is very spacious. However, those who stayed in it got involved in controversies and eventually got margilanised in the state or central politics.Before Khadse, former PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal also stayed in the same bungalow. Now, Bhujbal faces various charges of corruption and is lodged in Arthur Road jail.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gopinath Munde, who stayed in this bungalow, saw his political graph turn volatile. But the exception has been NCP chief Sharad Pawar. A former resident of this house, Pawar too faced allegations of having connections with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. That allegation made him lose power. However, Pawar emerged as a strong and efficient leader of the state and also made his mark in national politics.Now, are ministers from Jalgaon district cursed? Eknath Khadse is not the first from the district to get into a controversy and resign. Before him, former housing minister Suresh Jain too faced charges of housing scam and money laundering. For the past two years, Jain, a former Sena MLA, has been holed up in Dhule jail. The Supreme Court had rejected his bail applications twice.Another ex-minister, NCP MLA Gulabrao Dewkar, was also forced to resign because his name was involved in the Jalgaon Municipal Corporation and housing scam. Moreover, BJP MP and former central minister MK Patil from Jalgaon was caught taking bribe in lieu of asking questions in Parliament. He was disqualified from his post. Another MP from Jalgaon, YG Mahajan, was also caught for taking money for asking questions and he too was disqualified.

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Eknath Khadse row: Is Ramtek bungalow in Mumbai’s Malabar Hills jinxed?