Mumbai: The decision to allow Lavasa was not taken by me alone, but by the Krishna Valley Development Corporation’s (KVDC) regulatory committee. It was taken after a transparent decision-making process was adopted. Therefore, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday claimed in the High Court that the allegation that the project was sanctioned on the basis of rules or under pressure to protect the interests of the Pawar family was baseless.
Ajit Gulabchand, an industrialist who is considered close to Pawar, was opposed to the 2005 amendment to save the Lavasa company and the project. Nashik-based lawyer Nanasaheb Jadhav has filed a PIL against the project, alleging that it was implemented with retrospective effect.