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Adarsh Society scam: Chavan meets Sonia, offers to resign

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who was on Saturday summoned to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in connection with the Adarsh Group Housing Society scam, said he has offered to resign.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Sonia Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence, Chavan said he had left it to the Congress chief to take a final call on his resignation.

Chavan met Sonia in the wake of an embarrassing housing scam amidst reports that she was deeply upset over the entire affair including the fact that three of the chief minister’s relatives were allotted flats in the Adarsh Group Housing Society meant for the families of Kargil war victims.

Defence Minister AK Antony, who is in charge of Congress affairs in Maharashtra, Congress president’s political secretary Ahmed Patel, were also present at the meeting.

While welcoming the probes by the CBI and the Defence Ministry into the issue, Chavan said truth must come out before the people so that those responsible for wrongdoings can be held accountable.

Chavan said he has given a full report to the Congress president on the Adarsh Group Housing Society, adding after the CBI probe it will be clear who owns the land on which the society is built.

Sonia Gandhi had earlier in the day also held consultations with with senior party leaders in which Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh was present besides Patel, AICC general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi and Union minister Prithviraj Chavan, who also hails from Maharashtra.

The Congress high command appeared to be upset with Chavan, whose mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, were among the 103 members of the controversial Adarsh Housing Society project in which several politicians, former Defence Services chiefs and other influential people have been allotted flats.

The land on which the 31-storey building was built in posh Colaba was said to have been meant for Kargil war heroes and widows.

The decision to summon Chavan to the capital for a meeting with the Congress chief came despite his statement yesterday that flats allotted to his mother-in-law and two other relatives were being surrendered. This obviously did not impress the party leadership.

Chavan had been involved in clearing papers for the upscale high-rise Adarsh building project in his previous capacity as the revenue minister.

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  1. This are the most Shameless Culprits, who cooked their bread on Shaeed Jawan’s Cremations. A respectable society for Kargil Widows has turned into BADMAASHON ki SOCIETY. Every illegal ones on this plot must be Court Martial. More shocking was to see some Shameless Congress Politicians on TV, justifying the loot from Kargil Shaheed Widows that Homeless Politicians and Officials has birth right to get the plot. CM Ashok Chavan’s lame argument about land as an Govt Propriety does not give right to Politicians and Officials to loot Govt or Public resources by paying fraction of price. Some of them by giving excuse about the unawareness of ownership of land and paying fraction of price, can’t they imagine that they are shopping at Grey Market. CBI inquiry is welcomed as Restaurant Menu. Disease of Corruption has spread from Congress to Army and other Officials. In past we use to see Politicians relationship with Land Mafia, today we see Politicians, Army Officials, Govt Officials becomes LAND MAFIAS, Today, India has became the DEN of Corrupted Politicians, Officials and Citizens with Dead Soul. Rahul, Sonia, PM should ask their own CM and Politicians about any progress besides LOOTING India, rather than asking Nitish in Bihar. Surprisingly, we don’t find AICC spoke person Manish Tiwari to give his Sugar Coated Lies on Media. GOD BLESS INDIA.

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