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The Congress vice president asked Maharashtra government to reconsider the judicial commission's report on Adarsh housing society scam
Rahul Gandhi, the vice-president of Congress on Friday said he does not agree with the Maharashtra government's decision to reject judicial commission's report on Adarsh scam. He also asked Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan to re-consider the Adarsh report.
Rahul Gandhi's observation came after his close confidant and union minister of state for information and communications Milind Deora demanded a fair probe in the Adarsh scam.
Last week, the Maharashtra government rejected the report of the judicial commission of inquiry on the Adarsh housing society scam that indicted several politicians including three former chief ministers for blatant violations of statutory provisions. The report of the two-member commission headed by retired high court judge JA Patil came down heavily on those in authority describing the scam as a bad precedent.
Reiterating that there is no question of protecting any leader, Gandhi said corruption in the country can be dealt with if the bills pending in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are cleared.
The Congress vice-president also said that all Congress-ruled states will enact new Lokayukta Act by 28 February 2014.
Gandhi today held a strategy session with top leaders and chief ministers of 12 Congress-ruled states to make the party fighting fit for the Lok Sabha polls.
The day-long exercise that commenced in the morning saw full attendance of Congress chief ministers along with senior leaders AK Antony, Sushilkumar Shinde, P Chidambaram, Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh, Digvijay Singh, Janardan Dwivedi, Kapil Sibal and KB Thomas.
Having lost the polls in Delhi and Rajasthan, Congress is currently in power in 12 states—Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala and Meghalaya.