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Some People Gave Supari To Defame Me, Says Ashok Chavan

PTI 06 Dec 2010, 8:41:19 IST
Nanded, Dec 6:  Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has flayed his opponents for "masterminding" his ouster from the top post.

"Some people had given 'supari' to defame me. I am innocent in the Adarsh scam and the inquiry would prove it. I thank Sonia Gandhi for giving me chance to be chief minister twice," he said addressing a rally here on Sunday.

Coming down heavily on the media, Chavan said at present a section of it was busy carrying media trials. "They are trying to pronounce someone guilty without evidence. This should be stopped," he said, speaking at his first rally after stepping down from the post of chief minister at Nanded here.

Without taking any names, he said, some were happy after he stepped down, but the "joy was short lived. One Chavan was replaced with another. PTI