Politburo member Sitaram Yechury demanded a Central level probe in Adarsh Society scam on Sunday, terming the issue as an insult to the nation.
"An in-depth probe should be made by the Centre and leaders and officials involved in it should be punished to crush the evil practises in the country," Yechury said.
"A joint parliamentary committee will be welcomed to investigate the matter," he said.
"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.