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Patel, Pawar involved in IPL row? PM seeks details

delhi Updated: Apr 22, 2010 16:18 IST

After Shashi Tharoor, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel is now facing the heat of IPL controversy as reports in the media indicate that Prime Minister Manmohan singh has sought details of his as well as Sharad Pawar's involvement in the IPL row.

The reports say that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 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.

Reports also say that the PM got the details of NCP leader Sharad Pawar's son-in-law Sadanand Sule's stake in an IPL broadcaster.

However, Pawar's daughter and Sule's wife Supriya has already denied any role of her husband in the IPL other than being an avid cricket follower.

A senior Congress leader, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed the IPL controversy will actually lead to
the NCP's ties with Congress getting more strengthened.

Meanwhile, BJP is seeking to fish in troubled waters with a senior leader, who asked not to be named, 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.