Maharashtra CM gets candid
Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday that there was a “dirty nexus among government officials, politicians and builders in Mumbai,” and that these forces have the intention to “sell” the city. Chavan was addressing a gathering at Global BITS alumni meet in Gurgaon. His comments came a day after setting up a two-member commission to probe the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam in Mumbai. “The nexus has contaminated the real estate market in Mumbai,” Chavan said, adding that his government was determined to break that nexus. About the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) government’s plans, Chavan suggested that the monitoring and development body should be accountable to the people through the Right to Information Act, and that would be possible if the government had a 51% stake in the regulatory body. “There’s no point criticizing politics and politicians in your drawing rooms. You must act against it. The RTI is one major tool to fight corruption,” the chief minister said.