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Maha Govt may not table Adarsh report

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 15, 2013
First Published: 10:13 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:14 IST(15/7/2013)

On the eve of the monsoon session which starts on Monday, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan remained non-committal about making the Adarsh commission report public, and said it would be tabled in the state legislature “at appropriate time”.

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Soon after the report was submitted to the government, Chavan had announced that it would be made public and displayed on the government site, but he had not disclosed when this would be done, but that it would first be tabled in the legislature.

On Sunday, at a press conference, Chavan said: “The commission was constituted as per the provisions of Commission of Inquiry Act so it is necessary to table it first in the houses of the state legislature. The report will be tabled along with the action taken report at appropriate time.”

The commission, headed by retired high court judge JA Patil, submitted the report to the government on April 19, more than two years after it was constituted.

The 700-page report was submitted to chief secretary JK Banthia on the last day of the budget session of the state legislature.

The commission had been constituted in January 2011 after the Opposition raised a racket in both houses over the scam involving Adarsh society.

A Congress minister said th government has accepted th commission’s recommendation on nine terms of references, bu has found it difficult to accept fou others.

“A team of officers is work ing on preparing the action taken report, which needs to be tabled along with the commission’ report. It has to be passed by Cabinet before it is tabled,” h said.

The Opposition, which on Sunday boycotted the custom ary tea party convened by th CM, has vowed to corner the government on the report as well a issues such as corruption and the government’s backtracking in matters related to handing ove power to the panel probing th irrigation scam.

Leaders o Opposition Eknath Khadse and Vinod Tawde have alleged tha ministers are involved in crimi nal activities and corruption.


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