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BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report

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Jan 06, 2014 at 01:47pm IST

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was partially accepted. If the report is fully accepted then Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and other Congress ministers will have to resign and it clearly shows that there is no will of top Congress leaders to take action against its leaders named in the report."

"If the report is read properly, it is very clear that how there was a systematic loot and the commission has put forward all kinds of copybook tactics of corrution," he added.

The leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Vinod Tawde too criticised the state government for giving a clean chit to the Congress leaders allegedly involved in the Adarsh scam. "The decision taken today is incomplete and BJP will go to the court against it," Tawde said.

On Thursday evening Chavan said that there is no action against politicians accused of patronage as no criminality has been revealed. There is no action against Sushil Kumar Shinde, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Nilangekar, Rajesh Tope and Sunil Tatkare.

Chavan also said, "There can't be two FIRs on the same offence. As CBI has already filed a chargesheet, there can't be another FIR." He ruled out any criminality on their part.

Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday accepted the Adrash Housing Society Commission probe report following stinging criticism of its earlier decision rejecting the report.

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