Sonia’s silence over Vadra land deals strange: Azam

Minister of Urban Development and Minority Welfare Azam Khan on Tuesday lashed out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her son-in-law Robert Vadra’s controversial land deals in Haryana

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 14, 2013 4:44 am

Minister of Urban Development and Minority Welfare Azam Khan on Tuesday lashed out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her son-in-law Robert Vadra’s controversial land deals in Haryana.

“It is strange that Sonia Gandhi writes a letter to PM over the suspension of a sub-divisional magistrate (Durga Shakti Nagpal) but is silent now. Obviously,it is the privilege Vadra enjoys for being her son-in-law. This is nothing new. It’s their business and there is no need for any probe into the incident,” Azam Khan said.

“They (Congress) can even sell the country. They did the same thing in Commonwealth Games. All their sins are forgiven,” Khan remarked.

He also targeted the Central government for deducting Rs 800 crore sanctioned for Kumbh through various development schemes. “We were not given any special assistance from the Centre. We had announced that the Kumbh Mela will be organised even if the Centre does not gives a penny. We were concerned about it as it was a religious affair,” Khan said.

Azam also condemned the communal violence at Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir,stating that regardless of where a communal riot takes place,it should be condemned.

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