Adarsh report: Milind Deora seeks debate in Maharashtra legislature

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Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Milind Deora today demanded that the judicial commission's report on Adarsh scam should be debated in the Maharashtra legislature.

The Congress leader's demand may put Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an embarrassing situation as his government rejected the report after tabling it before the legislature on the last day of winter session.

"I will request leaders of all parties, specially the opposition parties, that they should not politicise the issue. Because leaders of all parties, be they MLAs or MPs, big leaders, all are involved in this," Deora said, talking to reporters here.

"Everybody should come clean and explain to people what happened and if anything wrong has happened, the law must take its own course," he said.

Asked if the party's image will be damaged if the report is made public, Deora said, "I don't believe that we take decisions to improve or damage the party image. We should do what is in the public interest.

"I feel that there should be a discussion on this in Legislative Assembly or in public, through media." The 37 years old Congress MP from south Mumbai also demanded action against those found guilty in the Adarsh scam. "The truth should come out," he said.

"If the Adarsh report raises questions we should investigate, answer them and not be hush," Deora had tweeted on December 25. Two days later, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, in Chavan's presence, said in Delhi that state government should reconsider its decision to reject the report (which indicts four former Congress Chief Ministers, including Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde). 

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