The day after BJP-run Haryana government announced probe against Robert Vadra’s land deals, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is hoping not to be the victim of political vendetta. Releasing a statement to the press after the announcement of probe, he told “I sincerely hope that an enquiry will not be used for political vendetta”.
Vadra also insisted that neither he nor any of his associates have anything to hide.
“All laws were followed in a completely transparent manner…neither me nor anyone associated with me has anything to hide,” he added.
Robert Vadra’s reaction came early this morning after ML Khattar-led Haryana government on Thursday formed a commission to probe grant of license to some entities, including Vadra’s company, for developing commercial colonies in Sector 83 of Gurgaon.
“An enquiry has been ordered by the government of Haryana. Let us await its outcome”, Robert Vadra added in his statement released for the press.
However, the central government has claimed that BJP doesn’t practice the politics of vendetta.
Speaking to the press, Union Home Minster Rajnath Singh said, “this much I can assure 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”.
Haryana government has appointed the retired Judge of Delhi High Court, Justice S N Dhingra, as one-man Commission of Inquiry. The commission has been set a deadline of six months to submit their probe. The Commission will also probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, bringing Vadra land deal under the scanner.
The controversy over the land deals had erupted after 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.
BJP had made land deals under the previous Congress regime in Haryana a major poll issue during the last year’s election alleging that land rules were relaxed to favour a few including Vadra.