Union Agriculture Minister and International Cricket Council President Sharad Pawar has broken his silence on former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Pawar said even though Modi was part of the group he had worked with, he would have to face the music if found guilty of irregularities.
Here is an excerpt of that interview:
Karan Thapar: People say that you are very close to Lalit Modi. Some people even suggest that you are secretly supporting him. Are you?
Sharad Pawar: No, you see, definitely, all of us were together. Myself, Shashank Manohar, Lalit Modi, all of us were elected unanimously. It was one group; we have worked together. Everyone has contributed something. But, now the set-up feels that something has gone wrong and therefore, unless and until that is established, it is not proper for me to support it or oppose it.
Karan Thapar: Do you think he is being treated fairly or, is he being treated unfairly?
Sharad Pawar: I can't say about that but I know he has contributed, and if suppose there is a mistake, he will have to face the music.
Karan Thapar: If there is a mistake, he has to face the music?
Sharad Pawar: Anybody.
You can watch the full show on CNN-IBN at 8.30 pm on Sunday.