Between a rock

Friday, 20 December 2013 - 8:26am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The beleaguered Ashok Chavan, who has been in the political wilderness ever since he had to step down because of the storm over the Adarsh scam, must have heaved a sigh of relief when Governor K Sankaranarayanan refused to sanction his prosecution by the CBI citing “insufficient evidence”.

Unfortunately for the former Maharashtra CM, just a day after the merciful reprieve, the Lokpal Bill was passed – which means that very soon now there will be a constitutional body that can prosecute him without the need for any sanction from anyone. Some political watchers believe it is the reason why the CBI is dragging itself to ask for a review instead of just dumping the matter when they had a reasonable excuse. We wonder how Chavan is taking this twist in the tale.

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