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Maharashtra minister Suresh Jain quits

March 10, 2005 19:27 IST

Maharashtra Minister for Technical and Higher Education Suresh Jain on Thursday resigned from the Democratic Front government.

He is one of the four ministers accused of corruption by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.

His resignation follows a report submitted on February 23 by Justice Sawant Commission, which was set up to probe the charges made by Hazare.

The state governmentset up the one-man commission in September 2003.

Apart from Jain, Hazare hadaccused Nawab Malik, Vijaykumar Gavit and Padamsinh Patil of being corrupt.

The ministers too had accused Hazare of corruption.

The probe was completed in a span of one-and-a-half years and it involved examination of 119 witnesses. Over 800 documents of about 40,000 pages were referred to during the probe.


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These "commissions" are just eyewash and total waste of taxpayers money - money which would have been better spent on social dvelopments projects like health, ...


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