After the Congress, the NCP and the Shiv Sena, now Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are getting linked to the controversial Adarsh housing society in Colaba.
Paramveer Abhay Sancheti, who is related to some senior BJP leaders, has been allotted a flat in the 31-storey tower, which has been built flouting environmental norms.
Paramveer is related to the BJP’s Malakapur legislator, Chainsukh Sancheti, as well as the party’s Mission Jharkhand in-charge, Ajay Sancheti.
When contacted, Chainsukh denied that he had any links with the society, but he did not deny his relationship with Paramveer. He ended the phone conversation abruptly and he did not answer calls later.
State BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said Paramveer was a distant relative of the MLA. “I don’t deny that Paramveer and his father are BJP sympathisers,” he said.
Ajay, who is member of the BJP’s national executive and a close confidant of party president Nitin Gadkari, said Paramveer is the son of his distant uncle. “Paramveer’s father Abhay is my father’s cousin and I in no way influenced the society to give him membership,” said the businessman from Nagpur. “Abhay is also Chainsukh’s father’s cousin.”
Ajay said Paramveer’s family also lives in Nagpur. Paramveer and his father Abhay could not be contacted.
Krishnarao Bhegade, who was with the BJP a few years ago, also has a flat in the society, but it could not be confirmed whether his membership was approved while he was with the BJP.