Could have acted against Deshmukh, Shinde in Adarsh scam: Prithviraj Chavan
Mumbai: Just a day before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has triggered a controversy. In his interview to a daily, the Congress leader admitted that he failed to act against former chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde in the Adarsh scam.
The newspaper quoted Chavan as saying that had he sent the top Maharashtra Congressmen to jail, the party would have been decimated in the 2009 Assembly elections.
The Chief Minister also reportedly said in the interview that he did not order an inquiry against the irrigation scam involving NCP leader Ajit Pawar to keep the Congress-NCP alliance intact.