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Maharashtra 'phone tapping' row: Fadnavis denies charge, says 'conduct probe, make report public'

IndiaTimes Friday, 24 January 2020
A political slugfest broke out in Maharashtra over home minister Anil Deshmukh's allegation that phones of Congress-NCP leaders were tapped by the previous BJP regime during 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls as ex-chief minister Devendra Fadnavis stoutly rejected the charge on Friday.
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