Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Devendra Fadnavis on Monday alleged that the state government was trying to scuttle the CBI inquiry into the Adarsh scam as several ministers in former chief minister (CM) Ashok Chavan’s Cabinet had purchased benami [bought in another person’s name] flats in the society.
Speaking to the media, Fadnavis accused the government of conspiring to close the CBI inquiry. “The inquiry will reveal that several ministers in Chavan’s Cabinet had purchased benami flats operating through four bank accounts,” he said.
Fadnavis sought clarification from CM Prithviraj Chavan on why the action taken report (ATR) was tabled in the House only when it was about to conclude.
“People wanted to know what action was taken by the government and about the inquiry findings. It seems the government does not want the report to be made public for now.”
The final report of the Adarsh commission has not yet been made public.
There have been reports that at least 35 flats in the society are benami and that there are bogus members.