According to reports, Anandiben is already facing flak over her children’s alleged interference in governance and decision making
Wildwoods' promoters, Dakshesh Shah and Amol Shripal Sheth, were approached by ET regarding the matter. According to the report, questions were also sent to Anandiben and Anar. While the state government has not responded to any queries on the matter, Anar Patel, Shah and Sheth insisted that all transactions were above board.
The report says that the state government did not provide an answer to whether allotting such large parcels of land to for-profit private enterprises was “common official policy”, especially when the concerned enterprise “did not have a track record of setting up large-scale facilities”.
Responding to ET’s questions, Anar Patel said that Dakshesh Shah is one of her business partners and that they are joint-promoters in Relish Pharmaceuticals. According to the report, Shah has a 50% stake in Anar Patel's company, Anar Projects. Additionally, Shah's firm Parshva Texchem, which co-owns Wildwoods, is also a substantial shareholder in Anar Patel's Relish Pharmaceuticals. Shah and Anar Patel also serve as directors in Relish Pharma, 24x7 Fitness and Anar Projects.
“Documents filed with the Registrar of Companies show a host of transactions between companies that received the government's land allotment as well as other companies run by Shah and Sheth and companies where Anar has significant stake,” the report said.
According to the same report, Shah claimed that Wildwoods has had no financial dealings with any firm associated with Anar Patel. However, the report reveals that according to RoC filings there have been a number of such transactions.
The alleged involvement of Anandiben Patel’s children Anar and Shwetank in matters of governance has become a matter of concern, The Hindu
had reported on Wedensday.
According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Anandiben to “dispel the perception” and “rectify her image”.
“Not only in Gujarat, even in Delhi it has become a point of discussion regarding her children's involvement in the governance process,” a source close to Anandiben and the PM told The Hindu. “The way, the perception has been built and spread, it’s a matter of great concern and prime Minister and others have conveyed to her to rectify and improve the image,” the source was quoted as saying.