Ahmedabad, Feb 5: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's daughter Anar today rubbished Congress' allegations of taking undue favours from the state government after reports claiming dubious land dealings involving her business associates emerged.
The state BJP unit also came out in support of Anar accusing the Congress of trying to malign the Chief Minister and her daughter by levelling allegations against them.
"I, Anar Patel, am neither a director nor a share holder in WWRRPL (Wildwoods Resorts and Realties Private Limited), Anil Infraplus and Parshvatexchem. I don't have anything with WWRRPL, anybody can check with government authority," she wrote in a fresh Facebook post.
"Indeed, Daksheshbhai (Dakshesh Shah, who owns WWRRPL along with Amol Shripal Seth of Anil Infraplus) is my business partner but that doesn't mean that I am there in all his companies. He is a self-made businessman and is in business since last 22 years," she wrote.
"We started a company named "Anar Projects" seven years back with business interest in retails and services. We never took any favour from any government organisation, we strictly followed all rules and regulations in all manners.
"It's disheartening that my individuality is attacked based on sheer assumptions. I believe in my moral strength not in anyone's favour," she wrote in her latest post.
This is her second Facebook post in as many days on the issue amidst demand from Gujarat Congress for the resignation of Anandiben Patel for alleged favour done to her daughter and her business partners over allotting a piece of land worth Rs 122 crore to a private firm at a throw away price of just Rs 1.49 crore in 2010.
The Congress alleged that norms were flouted to extend undue benefit to firms owned by CM's daughter Anar Patel and her business partners. In her Facebook post yesterday also, Anar claimed that whatever she did was in "righteous manner".
"I get hurt when people have assumptions and judgments for one's morality. Truth always prevails and I abide by it with humanity," she had stated.
"My husband and I dedicated more than 22 years in social service. My husband surrendered his life for sanitation. To take care of family needs, in 2008 I did MBA..and entered in business. I strongly believe that to do ethical business with social morality is everyone's right," her previous post had stated.
State BJP spokesperson IK Jadeja said that "such allegations are a heinous attempt by the Congress to unnecessarily drag the CM and her daughter into the issue and malign their public image".