Ex-IPS officer slams Arvind Kejriwal's selective revelations

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Mumbai, Oct 18: India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal did not highlight Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's involvement in the Maharashtra irrigation scam while alleging BJP president Nitin Gadkari's role in the same, says a former IPS officer.

YP Singh, who was once part of the Central Bureau of Investigation and is now a lawyer, has hit out at IAC's recent exposures. Referring to Kejriwal's press conference in Delhi yesterday, Singh noted: "The IAC had all information pertaining to a major scam in Maharashtra but Kejriwal did not reveal all the facts. He has been selective in his revelations. I want to ask him why he concealed all the facts?"

Singh told newspersons here today that Kejriwal did not bring out details of what he called the "larger irrigation scam" and deliberately remained mum on the role of Pawar in facilitating the Lavasa Corporation project. Nor did Kejriwal mention the name of Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule, Singh rued.

According to him, the agriculture minister and his nephew Ajit Pawar bent the rules to allow the construction of buildings in the Lavasa township near Pune. "What role did Sharad Pawar have to decide the FSI for Lavasa while he was Agriculture Minister?" Singh demanded to know.

He said that he had apprised both Kejriwal and Anna Hazare about Pawar being the real beneficiary of the Lavasa Corporation project but they surprisingly shied away from attacking the NCP chief.

Pointing out that Anna Hazre did take up the Lavasa case initially but later dropped it, Singh wondered whether "Anna Hazare had a soft corner for Sharad Pawar."

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