A businessman from Bangalore has offered to donate Rs 1,500 crore for the development of temple town Pandharpur. The amount is stated to be highest ever donation offered by any devotee in Maharashtra. The businessman has, however, set a condition that he would donate the amount only if he is convinced that a proper plan has been devised for the town’s development.
The businessman had met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in Pune last week. BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who was present at the meeting, confirmed the donation amount offered by the businessman “who is not a Maharashtrian but a devotee of Lord Vitthal”.
“The businessman, who is from South India, has requested that his name should not be disclosed,” he said. Chavan will hold another meeting with the businessman before taking a decision on accepting his donation, he said. “Another meeting is slated to take place in the next 10 days when I hope the CM will take the decision,” said Khadse.