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Kargil Heroes' families demand Chavan's arrest, houses

Thu 04th Nov 2010 10:59 AM
Kargil Heroes' families demand Chavan's arrest, houses
Kargil Heroes' families demand Chavan's arrest, houses

The Andhra Pradesh State Ex-servicemen Welfare Association on Thursday demanded sacking of Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan for his alleged involvement in allotment of flats in Adarsh Housing Society reserved for the families of Kargil War Heroes.

The former army officers, under the leadership of association president A Rangaiah Goud, staged a protest at Basheer Bagh crossroads by burning Chavan’s effigy.

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They demanded Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh direct the police to register a criminal case against Ashok Chavan for his alleged role in allotment of flats to his relatives illegally. They also demanded that Mr Chavan should be immediately arrested.

The former army officers urged the government to allot the flats to the families of those who were killed in the Kargil war and hence render justice to the Martyrs’ souls.

They also demanded the state government to construct houses for the families of Kargil Martyrs in the state on the lines of Maharashtra. 

The former army officers appealed to Chief Minister to take up welfare measures for ex-armymen and utilize their services wherever necessary.

They demanded action against cine producers for depicting army persons in a poor manner.