"I have returned the flat which was allotted to me in the Adarsh Housing Cooperative Society. The moment I found that it was not meant for us, but was meant for war widows, I have returned it," Singh said.
Singh also added that “At no stage were we ever told that these flats belonged to war widows. In that case I would have withdrawn then and there. We are not fools to take anybody else's place."
Adarsh Housing Society in Colaba (Mumbai), was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and widows, got converted into a 31-storey and allotted to bureaucrats, top defence officers, a former environment minister and legislators.
It is also reported that Ashok Chavan's late mother-in-law, Bhagwati Manoharlal Sharma, was also one of the beneficiaries of a flat.