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Revisiting report an eyewash: Opposition

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 03, 2014
First Published: 00:37 IST(3/1/2014) | Last Updated: 00:41 IST(3/1/2014)

The opposition in Maharashtra on Thursday dubbed the state government’s decision to reconsider the rejected Adarsh housing scam report, which has found fault with several Congress chief ministers, an ‘eyewash’.

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It has announced its decision to approach the Bombay high court on the matter.

It has also intensified its demand for CM Prithviraj Chavan’s resignation.

“Today’s decision is an eyewash and an attempt to fool the people of Maharashtra. We once again demand his resignation,” leader of opposition in the legislative assembly Eknath Khadse said.

Vinod Tawde, leader of the opposition in the legislative council, said this decision was an attempt to hoodwink the people and the Nationalist Congress Party has furthered this attempt by supporting the Congress.

“By not indicting politicians, the Congress has accepted the report only partially and showed it never intended to take action. We will be taking the legal recourse and approaching the high court in this regard,” Tawde said.

He demanded that the government convene a special session of the legislature to discuss the report. The Shiv Sena spoke in the same voice as the BJP and questioned if this was what Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had meant when he said he wanted to wipe out corruption. “The voter is not blind and can see what the government has done,” Shiv Sena leader and legislator Subhash Desai said.

The housing society was meant for war widows and soldiers who had been physically crippled or maimed in combat. Instead, the apartments were grabbed by senior army officials, politicians and bureaucrats.


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