Robert Vadra hopes probe into land deal will not be used for political vendetta

Vadra said, "I sincerely hope that an enquiry will not be used for political vendetta."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2015 1:20 am
Robert Vadra, Land deal probe, Haryana government, Robert Vadra probe, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Haryana land deal, Gurgaon land deal “An enquiry has been ordered by the government of Haryana. Let us await its outcome,” he said in a statement in the capital.

Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Friday hoped that the probe launched by BJP-led Haryana government into his land deals would “not be used for political vendetta” as he insisted that neither he nor anyone associated with him had anything to hide.

BJP on its part, however, denied any vendetta politics behind the Haryana government’s move.

The Justice S N Dhingra Commission has been asked to look into land deals in Sector 83, Gurgaon, during Congress rule in the state.

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At least 16 licences issued by the Town and Country Planning Department in Sector 83 would be under scrutiny. It is alleged that beneficiaries of the Sector 83 licences and land deals include Vadra’s M/s Skylight Hospitality.

A day after the Manohar Lal Khattar government announced the probe commission, Vadra in a statement said: “An inquiry has been ordered by the government of Haryana. Let us await its outcome.”

Insisting that all laws were followed in a “completely transparent manner”, Vadra said, “Neither me nor anyone associated with me has anything to hide.”

He added, “I sincerely hope that an enquiry will not be used for political vendetta.”

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, however, told reporters: “This much I can assure the countrymen that as far as our government is concerned, we do not do vendetta politics. We want to take everybody along and want to ensure everyone’s development.”

Echoing Rajnath’s views, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: “Be it Vadra or anyone else, no one is above the law. On the question of fraud in land deal, the entire nation knew of it. After a clean chit was given in a hurry by the previous Congress government, if the Haryana government today wants to re-investigate and inquire into the loot due to land deals, where does the question of vendetta arise.”

Vadra’s land deals had been the highlight of the campaign ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with BJP alleging that rules have been circumvented to allow Vadra to profit illegally.

But the Congress has denied the charges and pointed out that the Supreme Court had rejected a request for a CBI investigation into his business dealings.

With PTI inputs

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  1. A
    May 15, 2015 at 3:49 pm
    If convicted I want to see this guy in jail atleast for one day.
    1. S
      May 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm
      Land trading must be banned fully. They who are interested in landtrading are cheaters of Bharat and its people. Why? These people are looking for "quick-money" and creators of inflation. It is an offence to the many freedom-fighters who lost their lives in defending Bharat. They have died for the freedom of the Nation, but not for the cheaters of Bharat.
      1. M
        May 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm
        Since the investigation of Modi for the last 10 years was NOT vendatta, why do you think this will be?
        1. k
          May 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm
          Mr Vadras statement that he and his ociates have nothing to hide in the land deals is very interesting. Actually what he meant is now he has no place to hide including behind his mom in law.
          1. D
            Dr Motilal
            May 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm
            In this case no "VENDETTA " involved . As Damad of congress president he has been "ENJOYING UNPRECEDENTED FACILITIES " from government . Damad can not be considered as family member of late PM/ PM in position . It is extension of meaning . He is a simple businessman ( even Ms hi has mentioned on many occasions) . Gov. will him as "SIMPLE BUSINESSMAN " and apply law accordingly . Vadra need not present himself as VVIP ( though congress gov. treated so at the cost of people) . Priyanka and her family could not be treated as part of late PM . If found wrong he should be ready to accept punishment .
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