The Opposition leaders in Legislative Assembly on Wednesday demanded that the Adarsh commission report be tabled during the ongoing winter session of the state legislature. They pointed out to the assurances given by the state government in the Bombay High Court recently over tabling of the report.
Raising the issue through an adjournment motion, leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Eknath Khadse said that the Adarsh commission, which was formed to inquire into the irregularities of the Adarsh housing society building in Colaba, had submitted its report months ago, but the government has failed to table the report before the Assembly.
Khadse stated that the government’s intentions seemed suspicious. “It seems that the government wants to shield the guilty who have been named in the report,” he added.
It is believed that many leaders attached to the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), along with a former chief minister and some other ministers, have been indicted by the commission in its report. “That is preventing the government to table the report in the House,” the opposition leader alleged. Khadse also asked chief minister Prithvraj Chavan to declare a date for tabling the report.
Senior BJP legislator Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly that as per the clauses provided in the Commission of Inquiry Act, the report has to be tabled before the House within six months after it has been submitted to the state government.
Later, speaker of the Assembly Dilip Walse Patil directed the state government to inform the House about the details of the affidavit filed by the government in the Bombay High Court.