Yechury demands Central level probe in Adarsh scam
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 20:30
Solapur: CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday demanded a Central level probe in Adarsh Society scam, terming the issue as an insult to nation since flats in the society were meant for Kargil war heroes and widows.

"An in-depth probe should be made by the Central Government in Adarsh scam and leaders and officials involved in it should be punished to crush the evil practises in the country," Yechury told media here.

"A joint parliamentary committee will be welcomed to investigate the matter," he said, adding that but the committee should not be appointed to put the burning issue in back burner.

"It is an insult for the nation since flats in Adarsh society were meant for the Kargil war heroes and families of those who laid down their lives in the war, but the flats were allotted to politicians and bureaucrats," Yechury said.

The senior communist leader also demanded that union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and heavy industries minister Vilasrao Deshmukh should resign on moral grounds owing to the allegations levelled against them in Adarsh scam.

"Congress party should not hesitate to initiate action against Shinde and Deshmukh. Had Shinde been clear in the scam, he would have come forward immediately to clarify his position before the press in his home town (Solapur)," Yechury said.

Yechury also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for protecting Union Telecom Minister A Raja in 2G spectrum scam.

"Prime Minister should come forward and clarify about all the allegations levelled against Raja," he said.

"Central Government is gripped with scams, corruption and mismanagement and failing on all fronts. It should step down or punish the corrupt forces," Yechury said.

"We are helpless as we have no other option to from a new government after toppling the UPA in Centre. We want to keep BJP out from the power so we urge the current government to gear up," he said. he made it clear.


First Published: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 20:30

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