The Maharashtra Congress indicated Tuesday it would voice its disappointment with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao for allowing CBI to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan.
The Congress also plans to draw a strategy to raise its protest during the budget session next month when the Governor addresses the joint session of the state legislature.
On Tuesday, the Maharashtra Congress adopted a resolution at the party’s legislature meeting to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Scheme, and dismiss the Governor’s nod to the CBI prosecution as “political vengeance”.
Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly and senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, “It is clear that state government is targetting opposition leaders. The decision to allow CBI to prosecute Ashok Chavan is to settle political scores.”
The Congress leader also defended senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his family. He argued, “The BJP government at centre and state are undermining Opposition leaders as they are losing ground in public.” Vikhe-Patil said, “ Yes, we will raise the issue with state Governor and express our disappointment.”