The three flats that Maharashtra Arch Abbot Ashok Chavan's ancestors had endemic in the arguable Adarsh Accommodating Housing Society architecture were alone the attenuate icing on top of a fat, dank block of claimed abundance and assets. Back Chavan was defeated from Nanded in the Lok Sabha acclamation of 1989, the fizz said he absent because clashing his ancestor Shankarrao, Chavan was not alone a khasdar (a Marathi chat for MP) but additionally an age ncydar (a being who owns abounding agencies).
Chavan allegedly owns at atomic 25 auto and petroleum dealerships in Nanded-Hyundai, Bajaj, Mahindra and Mahindra, TVS and Suzuki-worth about Rs 2 crore. Anon or through ancestors and cronies, the Chavan ancestors owns absolute acreage account crores of rupees in Nanded and Mumbai, amoroso mills in Maharashtra and badly assisting educational institutions in the state. The arch minister, however, insists that all his bartering ventures are acknowledged and he has done annihilation wrong.
Chavan's business career started in 1984, afore he became a politician. His ancestor endemic farmland in Nanded, but no business. Chavan owns two big dealerships in Nanded-the three-storied Ujjwal Enterprises on Hingoli Alley account about Rs 2 crore and Jaya Architecture on Cidco alley account Rs 60 lakh. Locals say until a few years ago, Chavan operated these directly. He has, however, now transferred buying to ancestors and friends-wife Amita and assembly Amar Rajurkar and Shyam Darak, arresting Congress workers of the area. Except Chavan's auto showrooms on the arena attic of the buildings, the blow of the amplitude has been busy out to bartering establishments. The 5,000-sq ft Jaya Building- declared afterwards his accompanying daughters, Sujaya and Shreejaya-houses his Hyundai car showroom. The Nanded bureau of Bharat Petroleum is declared the 'Ashok Chavan's agency' by locals, although it is not registered in his name.
Chavan's wife Amita is an audacious businesswoman, anticipation by the firms in her name. Back Reliance Industries launched an LPG account a decade ago, the Nanded bureau went to her. BJP MLA Sambhaji Pawar alleges farmers 36 INDIA TODAY u NOVEMBER 15, 2010 Big news ASHOKCHAVAN were affected by Chavan's men to administer for gas access and the Nanded District Accommodating Coffer loaned them Rs 2,000 each. Incidentally, Chavan's brother-in-law Bhaskar Patil-Khatgaonkar was the coffer chairman. Altogether, these loans bulk to about Rs 1 crore. Ten years ago, Rs 2,000 was a affluence for a poor agriculturalist who becoming Rs 68 a ages on an average. The gas bureau bankrupt bottomward afterwards a few years, abrogation the farmers to pay their accommodation instalments for access that no best existed.
Opponents additionally allege Chavan of nepotism. In 1993, Hasrao Hambarde, Chavan's uncle's son-in-law, was allotted a petrol pump, Prashanti, in Nanded. The Supreme Court annulled it. The aforementioned petrol pump was again allotted to Chavan's sister, Asha Patil. Addition sister, Priyalata Patil, was allotted a petrol pump back Satish Sharma was the Union petroleum minister. The Delhi High Court annulled it in 1999 and ordered the petrol pump to be auctioned. Chavan's adherent Rajurkar owns the station- allegedly, he paid Rs 75 lakh for it. The petrol pump now generates business account about Rs 2 crore a year.
The Chavans accept majority shares in three amoroso factories in Nanded- Bhaurao Chavan, Shankar and Dongarkada-which absorb 200 acreage of acreage and accouterment account Rs 2,000 crore. Amita is vice-chairman of the Bhaurao Chavan factory, which controls the added two. Lakshman Hasekar, a trusted abettor of Shankarrao, founded the Shankar branch in Umbri. It was a assisting adventure until Hasekar's afterlife in 1995. Chavan took it over, but bootless to arrest its decline. The Dongarkada plant, anchored on the bound of Hingoli and Nanded, is the aboriginal accommodating amoroso branch in Marathwada. The aggregate anniversary about-face of the factories exceeds Rs 100 crore.
Real acreage has been a astute affection with Chavan. The abode he affiliated in Shivaji Nagar, Nanded, is an animal two-storey structure. He bought two added houses nearby- one for Rs 5 lakh and the added for Rs 1 crore. Chavan affairs to batter his two absolute houses and body yet addition affluence abode on 2,000 sq ft of acreage by spending about Rs 1 crore. A Delhi artist will architecture it.
In Mumbai, the Chavans own three apartments in the Shubhada Building, Worli-the bazaar amount of a two-bedroom collapsed in the breadth is about Rs 3.5 crore. The flats are registered in the names of Chavan, Amita and Sujaya. Chavan additionally owns two bungalows in Aurangabad and one abode in Delhi- 312, Nav Sansad Vihar. The bazaar amount of these properties, according to dealers, exceeds Rs 7 crore. Chavan cannot abide acreage deals. In 1995, the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India, which was attractive for acreage to assemble its Nanded office, had articular a plot. Political sources say Chavan affected the Congress-controlled Nanded Municipal Corporation (NMC) to acknowledge it a "reserved" artifice and appropriately bare for purchase. A few months later, the LIC bought acreage from Chavan at a college price-an declared Rs 2 crore.