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BJP steps up attack on Sharad Pawar

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Stepping up their attack on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, leader of opposition in Maharashtra assembly BJP’s Eknath Khadse today said that 326 acres of land in Pune was illegally handed over to a trust and Pawar’s daughter and son-in-law own shares in a technology park coming up on a portion of that land.

In 1989, the then Pune collector Shrinivas Patil, who later became member of Parliament from NCP, facilitated transfer of the land at Yerwada to Mukund Bhawan Trust, Khadse informed the lower house.

“Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule and her husband Sadanand Sule own 909 shares each in the Panchasheel Tech Park being built on a portion of the said land. Apart from this, Balwa’s company is building a luxury hotel on an adjoining portion of the land,” Khadse said.

The information has been obtained under RTI by a Pune-based social activist, he said.

The trust had initially laid claim on 3.26 acres of land but after Patil’s intervention, was allotted 326 acres land, Khadse said adding the state government later changed the reservation of the land from non-residential to residential.

The entire land scam is to the tune of 15000 crore, Khadse claimed adding it has been perpetuated due to political patronage.

The senior BJP leader had yesterday alleged that Pawar and his wife had travelled to Dubai last year in a plane belonging to Shahid Balwa owned DB Realty company. Agencies

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