Raised allegations against Pawar: Kejriwal

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 12:43 hrs

A day after former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer YP Singh alleged that Arvind Kejriwal was soft on exposing politicians like Sharad Pawar, the social activist turned politician on Friday said he could not understand 'what wrong' he had done in connection with the scams related to the Union Agriculture Minister.

"I do not understand what wrong I have done with regards to Sharad Pawar," Kejriwal told reporters on Friday.

"We had already raised the allegations against Pawar in May," he said. "It will be wrong to say that we (India Against Corruption) had hidden evidence."

Kejriwal said he was ´selective´ as he was ´responsible´.

"We cannot expose ministers without proper evidence," he said.

Meanwhile, IAC has denied allegation of YP Singh on going soft on Pawar.

The officer on Thursday claimed that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief had helped in illegally acquiring land for Lavasa township project in Maharashtra.

"We respect what Mr Singh revealed but it is wrong to say that we did not raise alleged corruption of Sharad Pawar. We had raised this in July itself during agitation and we have uploaded all the documents related to Sharad Pawar on our website," said IAC in a press statement.

It said "yesterday´s (Oct 17) media conference against Nitin Gadkari was announced some days back and it was known to everyone that it will be against Nitin Gadkari´s alleged corruption."

Kejriwal and team earlier brought charges against Sonia Gandhi´s son-in-law Robert Vadra and BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

YP Singh claimed that Kejriwal and team did not expose Pawar despite having all evidence.

Criticising Kejriwal, he said: "Arvind Kejriwal had the material that was needed to expose Sharad Pawar. Why he did not do it?"

Attacking former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Singh said the NCP leader had allotted 341 acre of land to real estate firm Lavasa at ´throwaway prices´.

Speaking on Lavasa, he said Ajit Pawar had granted 341 acres to Lake City Corp on 30 years lease at just Rs. 23,000 per month.

Speaking on Sharad Pawar´s daughter Supriya Sule and her husband Sadanand Sule´s connection in the scam, YP Singh said: "20.81% shares belonged to Supriya Sule and husband Sadanand Sule in Lake City Corp.... Supriya Sule had at least 10.4% share in Lake City Corp. Ajit Pawar had given the land to this company almost free."

Sharad Pawar, however, dismissed the allegations made against him and said there were no violations in the project.

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