Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel in IPL scam?
Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel is now facing the heat of IPL controversy as reports in the media indicate that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan singh has sought details of his as well as NCP president and Uinion Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar’s involvement in the IPL scame.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee reportedly met the Prime Minster with details about Praful Patel and his daughter Poorna’s alleged role helping Tharoor with the IPL Kochi franchise’s evaluation two days before they were made public.
It is also reported that the PM got the details of NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s son-in-law Sadanand Sule’s stake in an IPL broadcaster.
Meanwhile, BJP is seeking to fish in troubled waters with a senior leader saying that the party’s strategy was only to target the Congress as Sharad Pawar’s party has eight members in the Lok Sabha and numbers will count when opposition moves a cut motion to the Finance Bill.