BJP demands dismiss of all corrupt ministers involved in Adarsh Housing scam

Mumbai, Nov 2 (ANI): The women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration demanding the dismissal of all corrupt ministers in Maharashtra government involved in the Adarsh Housing Society.

Shouting slogans against Congress President Sonia Gandhi and State Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, the protestors demanded that the flats that were allotted to the ministers, bureaucrats and their relatives should be given back to the widows of the 1999 Kargil war.

"Out of the 170 flats that were constructed for the Kargil war widows, only two were given to the actual beneficiaries. So we demand that the flats that have been given to the ministers, bureaucrats and their relatives should be given back to the widows of the 1999 Kargil conflict. The ministers who are involved in this matter should be punished," said Vrinda Kirtikar, President of Mumbai's Mahila Morcha.

Meanwhile, speaking to mediapersons, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre said that the decision of the party high command would be final.

"All will have to accept the decision of the high command. The committees, required, have been set up to investigate the matter. So the high command will think about it and there is no requirement on my part to make any statement over it," said Thakre.

On Saturday, the Congress President set up the two-member panel to probe how the 31-storeyed plush Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society came up on a piece of land meant for the families of Kargil martyrs and the allotment of flats to politicians, bureaucrats and military officials.

The 31-storey Adarsh Society in Colaba, Mumbai, has become the catchment area for a massive political controversy.

Former Army chiefs, politicians and bureaucrats have all been allotted flats here for a fraction of the market rate.

Records show that two members of Chavan's family, whom he describes as distant relatives, are among the 104 alottees for Adarsh Society.

The CBI is now investigating the scam. (ANI)

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