"The corrupt face of Congress-NCP has been exposed, with the government rejecting the report," Maharashtra state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis told reporters. (Agencies)
"By rejecting this report, Chavan, who was brought to Maharashtra, as a clean person, has shown that he is also a part of this corruption, along with other three former chief ministers who have been named as corrupt by this report," Fadnavis said.
Asked about the BJP's strategy to counter Maharashtra's Congress-NCP led government on the Adarsh issue, Fadnavis said, "We are exploring all legal options. We will go to the court against the corrupt and also to the people, because ultimately, after rejection of this report, people know the facts. We will expose Congress and NCP before the people".
The Congress and the NCP seem to have colluded, to reject the Adarsh report, the BJP leader said. Replying to a query about Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan's reported refusal to permit the CBI to prosecute former state chief minister Ashok Chavan for the Adarsh housing scam, Fadnavis said, "So far, we haven't got any information officially on whether the governor gave permission or not".
"However, if he has indeed not given permission, the BJP will definitely explore all legal options. We will fight till the high court and Supreme Court to ensure that the guilty are punished," he said.
The two-member commission has reportedly mentioned names of former Maharashtra chief ministers and some Nationalist Congress Party politicians, he said.
"The corrupt face of Congress-NCP has been exposed, with the government rejecting the report," Maharashtra state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis told reporters.