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Maha govt partially accepts Adarsh report

Despite Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi publicly disapproving the Maharashtra government’s decision for rejecting a report on the Adarsh housing scam, the state government on Thursday only partially accepted the report. Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan made the announcement at a press conference after a meeting of the state cabinet. The report has been ‘partly accepted’, said Chavan. He went on to say that legal action will be initiated against 25 ineligible members of the housing society. When questioned on action against former CM Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan said the CBI was already probing allegations of quid pro quo against him.

The report came up for review after Rahul Gandhi on 27 December last disapproved the decision of the state government to reject the commission report and said it should be reconsidered.

‘There is no question of protecting anyone or anybody in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society scam,’ Gandhi had said. The Maharashtra government had on 20 December rejected the report of the judicial commission of inquiry on the Adarsh scam, tabled in the assembly. The report indicted several politicians including four former chief ministers – Ashok Chavan, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushilkumar Shinde and Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil – for blatant violations of statutory provisions.
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