Pawar rubbishes corruption allegations

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar rubbished corruption allegations against him, saying it did not affect him at all.

Last Updated: May 05, 2011, 21:50 PM IST

Mumbai: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
on Thursday rubbished corruption allegations against him, saying it
did not affect him at all.

"For me this (allegations) is not a new thing, as for
the last so many years I have listened to these things. And
finally it turns out to be false. It neither affects me nor
the people," the NCP chief told reporters here.

"A general perception has been formed among people on
the issue of corruption. All the political parties should take
cognisance of the issue," he said.

"We will support whatever proposal (against
corruption) comes to us, but we don`t want to bypass the
Constitution and Parliamentary norms," he said.

On the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts
Dawood Ibrahim, Pawar said, "The person is not in the country,
he is in some other part of the world. The External Affairs
Ministry has been taking up the issue. Our country has a
policy of not entering the other country without permission."

PTI