Pawar denies links with DB Realty''s Shahid Balwa

Kolhapur, Feb 11 (PTI) Agriculture Minister SharadPawar today trashed media reports linking him to DB Realty''sManaging Director Shahid Usman Balwa, who has been arrested bythe CBI in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

"As per media reports I have read, he is 32 years oldand I 70. How can he be my friend and you should understandthis," the NCP leader told reporters.

He rubbished reports that Balwa had stakes in theDynamix Dairy Industries Limited at Baramati, considered hispocket borough and now the parliamentary constituency of hisdaughter Supriya Sule.

"The dairy is owned by Schreiber Foods Inc. of the USand another company and nobody else has a share in it," hesaid.

Pawar said the farmers of Baramati had been supplyingmilk to the dairy for the last 30 years when Balwa was hardlytwo years old.

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