Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. Image courtesy PIB
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. Reuters
India's Maharashtra State chief minister Ashok Chavan (C) looks on at the burning Mantralaya building, which houses the Maharashtra state secretariat, in Mumbai on June 21, 2012. A major fire broke out of the Mantralaya building that houses offices of India's Maharashtra state Chief Minister, key ministers, and top officials, reports said. People were reported trapped in the upper floors of the building, with the fire department, police response teams, and navy pressed into rescue operations.