Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Supriya Sule: The latest victim IPL scandal?

After Shashi Tharoor, it is believed that two union ministers are involved in betting and money laundering. One of them is Praful Patel, Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Supriya Sule from the Nationalist Congress Party. Both Supriya Sule and Praful Patel said that they are not related to IPL.

Praful Patel, NCP General Secretary, said that a section of the Congress is spreading ill about him and his involvement in the IPL issue. He said:

“Congress party per se is not involved in the controversy but a section of it is spreading a slanderous campaign against me,”

Supriya Sule said that her family has no bonding with IPL. She said:

“My husband or my family have nothing to do with either the IPL bidding process or the IPL itself.”

Supriya Sule said that she enjoys IPL matches with her family and rejected all the charges against Praful Patel. Her father, Sharad Pawar, favored Lalit Modi but Sule told her father not to support him. She also said the same to Shashi Tharoor.

Supriya Sule is the daughter of Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar and Pratibha Sharadchandra Pawar. She is a politician from the Nationalist Congress Party. She is currently an MP in the Lok Sabha. In 2009, she contested the elections for the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency which was previously represented by her father. She was also an MP representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha.

Supriya Sule was born on June 30, 1969 at Pune. Supriya Sule studied at Jai Hind College in Mumbai. She did her B.Sc. degree. On March 4, 1992, she was married to Sadanand Bhalchandra Sule. She has one son and one daughter. In September 2006, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. Currently, she is a trustee of the Nehru Centre in Bombay.

In March 2009, before the Indian general election, Supriya Sule declared assets wroth Rs. 52.73 crore, of which, Rs.15.79 crore in her own name and Rs.35.78 crore in the name of her husband and Rs.1.16 crore in name of her two children.

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