Adarsh report likely in Assembly today

Ashok Chavan,while speaking in the Assembly on water problems in Marathwada,launched a scathing attack on CM Prithviraj Chavan.

Written by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published:December 20, 2013 12:42 am

The Maharashtra government is likely to table the controversial Adarsh Commission report in the state legislature Friday. CM Prithviraj Chavan has convened a cabinet meeting in the morning to seek formal consent of ministers.

Sources in his office said,“A synopsis has been prepared that would be circulated with the actual report. The commission has recorded violation of rules by several senior bureaucrats and involvement of former chief ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde,Ashok Chavan and the late Vilasrao Deshmukh without giving a verdict of wrongdoing by them.”

The interim report that said the Adarsh land belonged to the revenue department and the housing society was not exclusively for Kargil widows should provide a breather to Ashok Chavan. Sources said questions related to violation of rules and acquisition of flats for relatives were likely to be left unanswered by the government.

A day before the tabling of the report,political parties and leaders indicated the positions they may take.

Ashok Chavan,while speaking in the Assembly on water problems in Marathwada,launched a scathing attack on CM Prithviraj Chavan.

He said,“The courts are directing administrative functioning because the executive has failed. Politics is being played to deny Marathwada its rightful claim to water that is being usurped by western Maharashtra.”

Around 48 MLAs cutting across party lines rallied behind Ashok Chavan,whose supporters have closed ranks in the past 24 hours and have been dismissing the Adarsh report as a ploy to thwart his political career. Ashok Chavan,anticipating that the report would be tabled,has parked himself at Vidarbha Bhawan for the past week.

CBI may seek review of Governor’s order

New delhi: The CBI may seek a review of Maharashtra Governor’s order refusing to grant sanction for prosecution of former CM Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam. Top CBI officials said the reply of Governor K Sankaranarayanan has been examined and the CBI was now planning to seek a review in light of the grounds on which the permission was declined. ENS

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