Congress asks Chavan to quit as Maharashtra chief minister (Second Lead)

November 9th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashokrao Chavan was Tuesday asked to step down following allegations of his connection with the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Congress leaders said.

“Pending inquiry, his offer of resignation has been accepted. He has been asked to tender his resignation to Maharashtra governor (K. Sankaranarayanan),” Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told IANS.

Party insiders added that Chavan had offered to quit last week when he met top leaders in the national capital.

“He had offered to quit last week during his meeting with top leaders in New Delhi. His offer has been accepted,” sources told IANS, indicating that he would be proceeding to the Raj Bhavan to submit his resignation.

The 31-storey Adarsh apartment block being constructed in the posh Colaba area of south Mumbai has been hit by allegations of corruption and irregularities, including charges that the flats meant for Kargil heroes and war widows were given to bureaucrats, relatives of politicians and former army and navy chiefs among others.

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