Opposition parties to meet governor for Chavan's sack

Opposition parties to meet governor for Chavan's sack

The delegation will comprise of leaders of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena, according to state BJP general secretary Vinod Tawade.

"We shall demand immediate sacking of the corrupt Ashok Chavan ministry before the governor as the scam has come to the fore pointing to the involvement of many  politicians and bureaucrats," Tawade told IANS late Sunday.

The delegation will also urge the governor to order initiation of criminal proceedings against all ministers and bureaucrats whose names figure in the scam, he said.

Besides Tawade, the delegation will include state party chief Sudhir Mungantiwar, opposition leader Eknath Khadse and Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai.

Central BJP leaders, including Sushma Swaraj and Gopinath Munde, and Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray earlier demanded dismissal of the Chavan government following the scam.

Flats in Mumbai's Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society were originally meant for families of soldiers killed in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan.

The scandal has raised a stink, with some senior military officers who got flats claiming they did not know it was meant for "Kargil martyrs".