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Maha Oppn leaders ask Governor to sack Chavan

BJP and Sena leaders have accused Chavan of sullying the image of the state

Leaders of key Opposition parties in Maharashtra on Monday met Governor K Sankaranarayanan here,seeking the dismissal of the Ashok Chavan government over the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.

The delegation included Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena leaders and was led by Opposition Leader in the state Assembly Eknath Khadse.

“We demand the immediate removal of the Chavan ministry and pointed out to the Governor that the image of the state government and that of the state have taken a beating due to the blatant corruption of those involved in the scam,” senior Sena leader Diwakar Raote said.

Those who met the Governor included BJP leader Vinod Tawde and Sena leaders Subhash Desai and Deepak Sawant.

The delegation asked the Governor to initiate criminal proceedings against ministers and bureaucrats whose names figure in the scam.

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A controversy has erupted over how Adarsh Housing Society,originally meant to be a six-storeyed structure to house Kargil war heroes and widows,got converted into a 31-storeyed tower through the collusion of bureaucrats,politicians and top defence officers.