Sonia: Maharashtra to revisit issue

Sonia Gandhi on Saturday indicated that the Congress-NCP government in the state would revisit the issue.

Written by Express News Service | Newdelhi | Published: December 29, 2013 1:35:11 am

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi publicly disapproved of the Maharashtra Cabinet’s decision to reject a judicial commission report on the Adarsh scam and said it should be reconsidered,party president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday indicated that the Congress-NCP government in the state would revisit the issue.

“That has been decided yesterday and I think it is going to be resolved,” Sonia told reporters when asked about the report. Incidentally,she had chosen not to react after Rahul had trashed the Union Cabinet’s decision to bring an ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs three months ago — a decision that had been approved by the Congress Core Group headed by her.

Talking to the media after a function at the All India Congress Committee headquarters to mark the party’s foundation day,Sonia said,“I would ask the media to please look at other states led by other parties also,something about corruption,among their friends and particularly among some of their ministers. Look at us by all means and point out our mistakes but look at others also.”

Noting that the UPA government has already passed the Lokpal Bill and is committed to check corruption,she said,“I think the point has been missed of yesterday’s meeting. Yesterday’s meeting was on Lokayukta and inflation and the discussion during the meeting centred around how the Chief Ministers could act,what legislation and action they can take to fight corruption and inflation.”

Rahul’s remarks contrived: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday dismissed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s remarks over the Adarsh scandal probe report as “contrived” saying it smacks of “manufactured dissent”on the issue. “If Shri Gandhi feels so strongly on the Adarsh issue,the guilty must be prosecuted and certainly not be the country’s Home Minister. This anger is not natural,it is contrived. This is a case of a manufactured dissent,” Jaitley said referring to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde who has come under the scanner of the Adarsh scam inquiry.

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