Adarsh scam being used to hide other scams: Kumar Ketkar

While former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan may allege a political conspiracy behind being charged in the Adarsh building scam, Kumar Ketkar, editor of daily Divya Marathi, suspects that Adarsh scam is used to hide other land scams in Mumbai.

"There can be another conspiracy to use Adarsh scam to camouflage other scandals that are going on," Ketkar said to CNN IBN.

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Ketakar gave an example of the scam in the Hiranandani project in the north east suburb of Powai in Mumbai, which has not been covered as extensively in the media.

Senior ministers like Sharad Pawar had promised that the 300 acre plot would go for housing poor people but entire land was given by former CM Vilasrao Deshmukh to Hiranandani colony, he said.

Ketkar also explained why the media only focused on the Adarsh scam.

"Media is generally silent all other scams in Mumbai and only focuses on Adarsh because it contains name of former Chief Ministers," Ketkar said.

"It highlights the current image of the politicians that they are corrupt but the fact is the builders and the contractors are also equally involved," he added.


Updated Date: Jul 05, 2012 12:04 PM

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