Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- Claiming that many of the cooperative sugar factories which were sold to private firms were sold for Rs.3 crore - Rs.8 crore during the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) regime but nobody questioned them about it, deputy chief minister (CM) Ajit Pawar said the Jarandeshwar cooperative sugar factory was auctioned after following all the set rules.

Pawar and his firm, who have been facing allegations of irregularities in the Jarandeshwar cooperative sugar factory deal, said that at least in four court cases, the verdict was in their favour.

"The [Jarandeshwar] sugar factory was bought by Guru Commodities for Rs.66.75 crore and handed over BVG [another firm] to run, but they gave it to some other firm after a year. The Bomb...