"There have been no wrongdoings in the Adarsh case. The land belongs to Maharashtra government and it was not reserved for Kargil (war heroes)," he told reporters after inaugurating a statue of BR Ambedkar in Kandivli at a function organized by local Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam.

This was the first reaction from Shinde who was named among the four former chief ministers of Maharashtra by the Adarsh Society Judicial Commission for their ‘political patronage’ to the 31-storied building in south Mumbai.

The Maharashtra government had rejected the findings of the two-member commission report on December 20 last year. The state government, however, partially accepted it on January 2 after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi spoke out against the decision (to reject it).

The commission, comprising retired High Court judge Justice JA Patil and former chief secretary P Subaramanium, had accused four former chief ministers including Shinde, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Ashok Chavan and Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil for ‘blatant violations’ of norms in the Adarsh Society matter.


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