H C Singh

Rise And fall of Sharad Pawar

At the age of 37 Sharad Pawar entered politics and became MLA for the first time. It is not known what amount of money and property he had at that time. But it appears that he had moderate amount of assets, not in hundreds of crores of rupees. How in 40 years of politics he amassed lakhs of crores of property, lakhs of crores of gold and hundreds of lakh of crores Shares and prime property? His lust for money property and power made him almost richest of politicians in India. In recent times this very lust for power and money has become a curse for Sharad Pawar just as it had become for 2G ‘ A Raja . That is the life story of Sharad Pawar’s rise and fall which is explained in details. It must be said at outset that all those who have lust for money invariably adapt foul means because with fair means one can only be moderately rich by his honest efforts over decades or even in one’s life time.

Sharad Pawar became the richest politician but in fact had become one of the richest within 20 years and thereafter broke all limits today after being in politics for 40 years. To his credit during the process of attaining unprecedented heights in politics and property he triggered agricultural revolution and had he concentrated on his unique achievement he could be Prime Minister of India. But that was not to be. He fizelled his energies.

Sharad Pawar during his political career extending to 40 years became CM of Maharashtra a number of times. Similarly by joining Congress he became Minister in Central Government for many years. He even joined Manmohan Singh government when congress returned to power in 2004 and continues to be so till today despite his indulging in unprecedented corruption known to not only congress but all political parties, politicians and ordinary workers and citizens. It was Anna Hazare who had taken first step to tarnish his image and had named him corruption personified. He for the first time in 40 years of his political career realised that his days as politicians are numbered and that soon he will be charged for massive misappropriation of public money running into lakhs of crores of rupees. Thus, though Pawar got so much worried and conscious of his follies over 40 years, he declined award for social justice which he was about to receive on April 17, 2011, the function for award was postponed hurriedly as Pawar now had become conscious that dark cloud of corruption were encircling him all over and that there seemed no escape for him, for his wife Pratibha and his causion Ajit Pawar who had looted the exchequers of lakhs of crores of rupees unaccounted and were now becoming evident as never before.

Now about Pawar family assets to this day, While Sharad Pawar is reputed to have collected by foul means more than 800 gram of gold while Pratibha is reputed to have more than 250 gram gold and besides many kg of silver. Thus Sharad Pawar family possess 15 acres of non-agricultural farmland. Family usurped commercial property of about 12000 sq ft in Pune and Malegaon. The most startling assets are deposits. In Sansad Vihar society New delhi deposits are worth Rs 10 lakh, While in Lap Finance and consultancy deposits to Rs 66 lakhs. In addition more than 2 lakh shares are owned by Pawar family of Namrata Film Enterprise Ltd. Just to name a few more companies in which Pawar family had shares, Viz Panchsheel Hotels more than 3 lakh shares, Baramati Agro and Katha Developers and Miners. Even in Reliance, Birla, Tata and Wipro companies the Pawer family had shares.

In recent times one does not hear about Sharad Pawar’s achievements particularly his concept of agricultural revolution but one only hears about kind of fake that Pawar has. Almost everyday the so called mighty Marathi is involved in unprecedented and innumerable controversies. How AG Mercantile, a company partly owned by Pawar got prime land on 99 years lease of 93,000 sq feet. Also how in 2008 the company got additional 97,000 sq ft land for building road and a bridge in Mumbai-Pune highway ? Acquisition of prime land has become Pawar’s political agony today. Inspite of the fact the controversies swirled around Pawar, which was tarnishing further the image of UPA II, Pawar could not be ousted or toppled as that was likely to lead to fall of government, both in Maharashtra and at centre though government is putting pressure on Pawar by occasionally leaking information against him, his corruption and scams. Pawar’s known contact with Balwa, associate of A Raja, Nira Radia and his daughter’s husband Sadanand Sule associated with automobile giant Mahindra and Mahindra has become talk of the day. Pawar is now suffering humiliation and does not appear in public view because of his passion for becoming the richest politician of India, which has become his life’s biggest curse, and has led to his fall.

May 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment