All corruption, nepotism charges would be dealt after due investigation: Digvijay Singh

November 2nd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Even as top Congress leaders chose to remain silent on the graft charges related to Mumbai’s Adarsh Housing Society scam and the XIXth Commonwealth Games projects, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said that all kinds of corruption and nepotism charges would be dealt after due investigation.

“Corruption is definitely an issue, which doesn’t have to be reminded by everyone. Commonwealth Games people have taken action. Mr. Shunglu is inquiring into it, his committee is inquiring into it, and raids have been conducted. So you can’t say that no action has been taken,” said Digvijay Singh attempting to avert the corruption issue at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting held here today.

“Adarsh Society scam also whether it is corruption or it is some kind of nepotism, or whatever, has to be taken; action will be taken after due diligence by Mr. Antony and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee,” he added.

Digvijay Singh further said the decision on the fate of the Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan would only be taken if he is found guilty

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday 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.

As far as controversies surrounding the CWG is concerned, while the government machinery has been put to work to probe the alleged irregularities linked the event the opposition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe in the matter.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari has dragged the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Union Cabinet into the controversy, accusing it not verifying or justifying the inflated budgets for CWG-related projects. (ANI)

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