Friday, April 6, 2012

Land Scam: Vilasrao Deshmukh indicted in CAG Report

Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh landed in a fresh trouble after he was indicted in the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on irregularities in land allotments in Maharashtra.

After Adarsh scam, the former Maharashtra chief minister was indicted in another land scam. The CAG report, which is yet to be officially released, named five senior politicians including Deshmukh.

Along with Deshmukh, Maharashtra cabinet ministers Narayan Rane, Chhagan Bhujbal, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Patangrao Kadam have also been indicted in the report for allotting land at subsidised rates.

Following the leaked report, the leaders from the Left Front and the opposition BJP demanded a probe into the latest scam. They asked the government to take strong action against the Congress leaders names in the CAG report.

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