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Minister’s kin in losing bid

india Updated: Apr 22, 2010 17:50 IST

More skeletons seem set to tumble out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) closet.

Hindustan Times has learnt that the name of the son-in-law of a powerful cabinet minister — an important ally of the Congress in the United Progressive Alliance — figured in the bid papers of an industrial group that bid for one of the two new IPL teams. He was reportedly promised 30 per cent sweat equity if the bid was successful. It was not.

The papers were returned to the industrial group by IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

The son-in-law’s name, according to sources, was a proxy for the minister, who, it is alleged, is also under investigation for hidden investments in two other IPL teams.

There was no response from the minister to requests for an interview and a clarification.