A delegation of 12 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena leaders met Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Monday demanding the dismissal of the state government.
The demand follows the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society controversy in which politicians and bureaucrats allegedly colluded to get flats in a society built in violation of environmental laws. The land was allotted on the promise that houses would be built for war veterans and widows.
Among the beneficiaries were relatives of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and those recommended by former chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Narayan Rane.
“We told the governor that, given the scandals unearthed in the past few months, the government should be dismissed,” said Leader of the Opposition and senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who led the delegation.
“We asked the governor to initiate criminal proceedings against ministers and bureaucrats involved in granting the sanctions,” said Sena leader and MLA Ravindra Waikar.
Senior BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar, Pandurang Phundkar, Vinod Tawde and Sardar Tara Singh, and Sena leaders Subhash Desai and Diwakar Raote were part of the delegation.