Maha opposition boycotts Chavan`s tea-party

Oppn parties in Maha on Sunday boycotted the customary tea party hosted by Prithviraj Chavan ahead of the Assembly session, saying he misled people on appointment of CVC during his stint as Minister of State in the PMO.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

Mumbai: Opposition parties in Maharashtra
on Sunday boycotted the customary tea party hosted by Chief
Minister Prithviraj Chavan ahead of the Assembly session,
saying he misled people on appointment of CVC during his stint
as Minister of State in the PMO and demanded an apology.

Addressing a press conference after a meeting of
opposition parties which was attended by BJP, Shiv Sena and
MNS, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Eknath
Khadse demanded an apology from Chavan and sought his
resignation on moral grounds.

"Chavan says it was the responsibility of Kerala
government to provide vigilance report while the Kerala
government has furnished documentary evidence that such a
vigilance report was indeed given. However, Chavan is not
ready to accept his responsibility. This amounts to betrayal
of trust of the people of Maharashtra," Khadse said.

He also questioned Chavan`s statement in Nanded recently
assuring his predecessor Ashok Chavan that the party would be
firmly behind him in his time of crises and good times will
come for him again.

"What does he mean by this? We can only say that he plans
to brush the Adarsh housing scam under the carpet. This is
evident from the slow pace of investigations in the scam.
Despite being named in the FIR, Ashok Chavan has still not
been called for questioning," Khadse said.

PTI