Nothing to Say on SC Pulling Up Deshmukh: Congress

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Nothing to Say on SC Pulling Up Deshmukh: Congress
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Congress today steered clear of questions on the Supreme Court pulling up former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh for giving 20 acres of land to film producer Subhash Ghai in 2004 for his film institute.

"There is no question of commenting on a court judgement. There was earlier a high court judgment. Everyone has a right of appeal. Party has nothing to comment on it. Whatever the judgment is, will be ultimately implemented in letter and spirit. Let us wait for the final orders," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said in reply to question on the issue.

He was asked about his reaction to the sharp observations of a bench of justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad while upholding the Bombay High Court order quashing the land allotted to Ghai's film institute in Filmcity in 2004 when Deshmukh, now a Union Minister, was the chief minister.

"One cannot be treated as blue-eyed boy for which chief minister can bend or bypass rules to give away the land of the state," the bench said noting it was done for a paltry sum.
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