Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan’s resignation accepted

November 9th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday accepted the resignation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan over his alleged connection with the Adarsh housing society scam in Mumbai.

“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.

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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