"If Chavan wants to amend his decision on rejecting the commission's report, we are ready to support him. We have no objection," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told reporters in Mumbai.
    
Saying that NCP ministers Sunil Tatkare and Rajesh Tope played no role in deciding anything concerning the controversial high-rise, Malik said, "The commission report only said that they (Tatkare and Tope) held two meetings though they were not authorized to. Otherwise, they played no role."
    
The report of the commission headed by Justice (retd) JA Patil was tabled on the last day of Maharashtra legislature's Winter Session in December.

It indicts former chief ministers Ashok Chavan, Sushilkumar Shinde, Vilasrao Deshmukh and Shivajirao Nilangekar-Patil (all from Congress) for giving undue concessions to the society.
    
Taking a swipe at Shiv Sena and BJP who have targetted the state government over the issue, Malik said the two parties should first act against the officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
    
"The officials from the BMC gave approval to the plan of the Adarsh Society. The Shiv Sena-BJP corporators should immediately press for taking action against them," he said.
    
Malik also alleged that BJP leader Ajay Sancheti owned several flats in the building.
    
"We want to know how many others leaders from Delhi have flats in the building. Sacheti is a close aide of former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari," he said.

(Agencies)

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