Mumbai: Shivaji Kale, a close aide of
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, today denied allegations that the NCP leader had used his clout to get him a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society.
Kale today filed his affidavit before the Bombay High
Court in reply to a public interest litigation filed by former
journalist Ketan Tirodkar alleging that he had obtained a flat
in the Adarsh society because of his close proximity with
"I have my own source of income to afford a flat in Adarsh society. Ajit Pawar had not recommended for a flat to be allotted to me," Kale said in his affidavit.
The PIL further claims that Kale had disclosed false
information in the membership form and affidavit submitted to
the Adarsh society. In the form and affidavit, Kale had
disclosed his net taxable income per month was Rs 12,000.
Kale, in his affidavit, however refuted the allegations
and said while filling the form, he had left the income column
blank and that it was filled by a staffer of the Adarsh
The matter has been kept for hearing after a week.