Kolhapur: Agriculture Minister Sharad
Pawar Friday trashed media reports linking him to DB Realty`s Managing Director Shahid Usman Balwa, who has been arrested by
the CBI in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
"As per media reports I have read, he is 32 years old
and I 70. How can he be my friend and you should understand
this," the NCP leader told reporters.
He rubbished reports that Balwa had stakes in the Dynamix Dairy Industries Limited at Baramati, considered his
pocket borough and now the parliamentary constituency of his
daughter Supriya Sule.
"The dairy is owned by Schreiber Foods Inc. of the US
and another company and nobody else has a share in it," he
Pawar said the farmers of Baramati had been supplying
milk to the dairy for the last 30 years when Balwa was hardly
two years old.