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Shiv Sena wants Pawar`s resignation

Last Updated: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 23:01

Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Sunday demanded resignation
of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who is allegedly
involved in an IPL bid row, saying the yardstick applied in
former minister Shashi Tharoor`s case should be adopted
against the NCP boss also.

"Earlier also doubts were raised about Pawar`s
involvement in IPL bidding. At least now, he should quit as
once again his name has cropped up in the controversy," party
executive president Uddhav Thackeray said.

"The same yardstick because of which Congress MP Shashi
Tharoor was made to quit the Union cabinet following the IPL
row, should be applied to Pawar also. Centre should take
action against Pawar too," he said on the sidelines of the
336th anniversary of coronation ceremony of Chhatrapati
Shivaji Maharaj.

Pawar, who is also former BCCI chief, and his MP daughter
Supriya Sule have been embroiled in a controversy over the bid
for the Pune IPL team after it came to light that the Pawar
family had a 16 per cent equity in City Corporation Ltd (CCL),
one of the bidders. The Sahara group had clinched the bid.

Pawar claimed that CCL MD Aniruddha Deshpande bid for the
team on his own and the board was against the move even though
it allowed him to use the company`s name on bid documents.

Adding to Pawar`s troubles, there were fresh reports that
the company bid for the IPL team on its own behalf.


First Published: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 23:01
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