A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi publicly asked the Maharashtra Government to reconsider its rejection of the judicial commission report on the controversial Adarsh society, the party organisation has fallen in line.
At a function organised in Mumbai on the occasion of Congress’ Foundation Day on Saturday, the Mumbai Region Congress Committee (MRCC) passed a resolution advocating Mr. Gandhi’s stand on the Adarsh inquiry commission report.
“We extended our support to him over his stand taken against corruption in this country. On the same lines, a resolution was passed in today’s meeting demanding reconsideration of the government’s decision of rejecting the report on Adarsh,” Janardan Chandurkar, president, MRCC told The Hindu.
Mr. Chandurkar said that the resolution was passed in the presence of office-bearers from the All India Congress Committee and it was an unprompted demand from the party activists. “The resolution was passed unanimously,” he said adding that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan would be informed about the proceedings.
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thackeray told The Hindu that Mr. Chavan will act as per the suggestion given by Mr. Gandhi. “The Chief Minister will speak with his colleagues in the Cabinet and will decide on the future course of action,” he said, adding that the ally partner, Nationalist Congress Party, too should agree to this demand.