Mumbai: Fault lines have appeared in the Maharashtra Congress unit following the blame game underway between top leaders over the Adarsh housing society scam. The supporters of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan have written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan seeking the state government's support for him.
Former chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan had passed the Adarsh buck among themselves.
Ashok Chavan had blamed his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh for the alleged irregularities in the Adarsh housing society. Chavan had said the allotment of land in Mumbai city is governed by the Government Resolution of 1999 and Directions from the Chief Minister's Office, both of which clearly state that for allotment of land in Mumbai city, the approval has to come from the Chief Minister.
Chavan was the revenue minister in the Vilasrao government. Vilasrao, during his interrogation on Wednesday, had blamed Chavan for the controversial allotments.
Chavan had reportedly told the judicial panel probing the scam that irrespective of the value of land, "allotment of any government land in Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs and Pune city comes under the Chief Minister's jurisdiction".