Defending the decision to give ticket to Chavan, an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam, the Congress general secretary said that "every man is innocent till proved guilty".

The BJP as well as its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi slammed Congress for giving ticket to Chavan from Nanded Lok Sabha seat.

"As far as Ashok Chavan is concerned, I have also seen the papers, I also know the facts... Adarsh Housing society has got flats which have been taken by Nitin Gadkari," Singh said.

He added that Chavan has simply accepted the recommendations made by the officers.

Slamming Congress as "shameless" for saying no law stops tainted Ashok Chavan from contesting poll, Modi took on the former Maharashtra chief minister on his home turf Nanded and said that though ‘Shahzada’ (Rahul) had said he won't compromise with corruption and action will taken in the case, Chavan was given the ticket.

Referring to Adarsh scam, Modi said "Can there ever be a scam over widows of heroes who died in Kargil? It’s not about a building in Mumbai or giving flats to in laws."

(Agencies)

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