CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury today demanded a Central level probe in Adarsh Society scam, terming the issue as an insult to nation since flats in the society were meant for Kargil war heroes and widows.
"An in-depth probe should be made by the Central Government in Adarsh scam and leaders and officials involved in it should be punished to crush the evil practises in the country," Yechury told media here.
"A joint parliamentary committee will be welcomed to investigate the matter," he said, adding that but the committee should not be appointed to put the burning issue in back burner. "It is an insult for the nation since flats in Adarsh society were meant for the Kargil war heroes and families of those who laid down their lives in the war, but the flats were allotted to politicians and bureaucrats," Yechury said.
The senior communist leader also demanded that union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and heavy industries minister Vilasrao Deshmukh should resign on moral grounds owing to the allegations levelled against them in Adarsh scam.
"Congress party should not hesitate to initiate action against Shinde and Deshmukh. Had Shinde been clear in the scam, he would have come forward immediately to clarify his position before the press in his home town (Solapur)," Yechury said.