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Every man is innocent till proved guilty, Digvijay Singh on Ashok Chavan

Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 9:50pm IST | Agency: PTI

Amid row over Congress giving ticket to Adarsh scam tainted Ashok Chavan, his party colleague Digvijay Singh today insisted that the former Maharashtra chief minister had done no wrong and he merely accepted the recommendations made by officers.

Defending the decision to give ticket to Chavan, an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam, the Congress general secretary said that "every man is innocent till proved guilty".

"I have always held this view... Every man is innocent till proved guilty," Singh said in an interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate programme on CNN-IBN.

The BJP as well as its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today slammed Congress for giving ticket to Chavan from Nanded Lok Sabha seat.

"As far as Ashok Chavan is concerned, I have also seen the papers, I also know the facts... Adarsh Housing society has got flats which have been taken by Nitin Gadkari," Singh added.

"The number two point is he (Chavan) has simply accepted the recommendations made by the officers," he said.

Slamming Congress as "shameless" for saying no law stops tainted Ashok Chavan from contesting poll, Modi took on Chavan on his home turf Nanded today and said that though Shahzada (Rahul) had said he won't compromise with corruption and action will taken in the case, Chavan was given the ticket.

Referring to Adrash scam, Modi said "Can there ever be a scam over widows of heroes who died in Kargil? Its not about a building in Mumbai or giving flats to in-laws." Promising action on Adrash scam, Modi also said no one will be spared when new government will be assuming power after May 16.

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