Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the government would not agree to all the demands made by opposition parties on the issue

The special investigation team (SIT) to inquire into the multi-crore irrigation scam will not enjoy powers under the Commission of Inquiries Act, the government has made clear. Headed by Madhav Chitale, a former chairman of the Central Water Commission, the probe team will lack the authority to issue summons. It can, however, base its findings on various reports, including the water resources development ministry’s own position paper (White Paper) on the sector.