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This article discusses the potential candidates for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister and where to get live online news updates on the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

After Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name cropped up in the controversy of Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society at Colaba, Mumbai, he offered to quit. Congress President Sonia Gandhi then appointed a committee consisting of Pranab Mukherjee and A. K. Antony to investigate the details of the Adarsh Society scam. The committee's report on Thursday will probably determine whether or not Ashok Chavan would continue as Chief Minister.

The predecessors of Ashok Chavan, namely Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushilkumar Shinde, have also cropped up in the Adarsh Society scam. Vilasrao Deshmukh was the Maharashtra CM when the BMC cleared the construction of the Adarsh tower in September 2005. Exactly a year earlier, in September 2004, Sushilkumar Shinde, as CM, gave the Collector the power to allow the 20-member society to expand to 51 members.

Hence, neither Deshmukh nor Shinde will be considered as possible replacements for Chavan. The potential candidates for Chief Minister of Maharashtra are Union Ministers Prithviraj Chavan and Mukul Wasnik.

As per the latest news, the Congress Party will only take a final decision after Diwali as US President Barack Obama will be visiting Maharashtra during the festive days.

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