Chavan`s resignation not enough: Uddhav

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said the resignation of Ashok Chavan as chief minister was not enough and action should be taken against everyone involved in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.

Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 19:17 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray
on Tuesday said the resignation of Ashok Chavan as chief minister
was not enough and action should be taken against everyone
involved in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.

"Chavan`s resignation will not end the Adarsh scam.
What about other ministers, bureaucrats and defence personnel
who were involved in the scam. A strict action has to be taken
against them," Uddhav told reporters here.

Hinting at more scams in the state like Adarsh, he
said all such matters need to be investigated and culprits
should be punished.

"After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, then chief
minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union home minister Shivraj Patil
and state Home Minister R R Patil resigned. But later they
were rehabilitated on other political posts. This should not
have happened," he said.

Asked whether former Union environment minister Suresh
Prabhu was involved in the Adarsh scam during NDA`s rule at
the Centre, Uddhav said, "Everyone`s role should be
investigated. Prabhu is not holding any post at present to
influence the investigating authorities."

On the removal of Suresh Kalmadi as the secretary of
the Congress`s Parliamentary Party in the wake of allegations
of corruption in the Commonwealth Games, Uddhav said, "Kalmadi
was not the only person involved in corruption and action has
to be taken against others."

PTI