Mumbai: Apparently going soft on Congress after the end of its alliance with BJP, the Shiv Sena today said it is "unfortunate" that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name was not dropped as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam.
On the eve of counting of votes in Maharashtra and Haryana, Congress leaders appear resigned to the party's fate in the Assembly polls giving more than ample hints that it was unlikely to return to power in the two states.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday came under attack from BJP over a newspaper interview in which he was claimed to have said Congress would have been "decimated" had he acted against three of his predecessors under scanner in the Adarsh scam.
Former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, has created a flutter by accepting that some compulsions had prevented him from taking action against corruption in Adarsh Housing Society. He also accepted that if he had taken action then the Congress would have been decimated in the state.
The Bombay High Court on Monday posted for final hearing on September 29 an appeal filed by the CBI challenging a trial court's order rejecting its plea to drop the name of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in Adarsh scam case.
Following a directive of Bombay High Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday submitted a chart segregating the public interest litigations on Adarsh Housing Society scam on the basis of issues.
A petitioner in a PIL filed in the Bombay High Court that seeks to prosecute Ashok Chavan in Adarsh housing society scam, today alleged that four "heavyweights" had not been arraigned by the CBI as accused.
The CBI Monday told the special court here that the application filed by an activist seeking registration of FIR against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar in the Adarsh Society case should be rejected.
Hitting back at Narendra Modi, former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan said his party wanted him to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Nanded due to the anti-incumbency factor and that his family including sitting MP and brother-in-law Bhaskarrao Patil was firmly behind him.
Many of the `benami` flats (the flats held in the name of a proxy buyer) in the scam-tainted Adarsh Society here were purchased under the quotas for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and `weaker sections of the society`, the CBI has said in its supplementary chargesheet.
The CBI on Tuesday sought two-weeks time to file its affidavit in reply to a plea questioning the Maharashtra Governor`s order refusing sanction to prosecute former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh scam.
On the allegation that inclusion of civilians in the Adarsh Society, meant for Kargil widows and defence personnel, was proposed by Ashok Chavan, the Governor said the agency proceeded on a "sheer assumption and conjecture".