Free Press Journal

Vadra’s land deal probe: Congress calls it political vendetta


Robert Vadra

Chandigarh: Congress today described as “political vendetta” the move of BJP government in Haryana to set up a judicial commission to probe various land deals, including those involving son-in-law of party president Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra. “The motive behind setting up of judicial commission (to probe land deals in Haryana), is just to harass him (Vadra) and smacks of political vendetta,” Congress spokesman Rajeev Shukla said here.

“Earlier also Rajasthan government found no evidence against Vadra…now Haryana government has set up a judicial commission to probe a private businessman’s deals,” he said. He said that the land deals by Vadra, do not fall under the “purview of judicial scrutiny”.

Giving a clean chit to Vadra, Shukla said “he (Vadra) never sought favours from any government.” Shukla said that “the entire party is behind him (Vadra),” who was being allegedly targetted by the BJP. On May 14, the Haryana government has formed a commission to probe grant of license(s) to some entities, including Vadra’s company, for developing commercial colonies in Sector 83 of Gurgaon.

Earlier, the CAG had alleged that Vadra’s firm was one of the nine companies in the area which had not submitted documents on financial adequacy. On Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s “aggressive” posturing recently, he said Rahul had always remained active in Congress.

“He actively participated in debate on Land Acquisition Bill in the previous UPA regime…Rahul prefers to remain in the background,” Shukla said. He said that yoga guru Ramdev too had appreciated Rahul recently. PTI VJ