Vadra breaks silence on land deal allegations

On his controversial Haryana deal, he says 'truth shall prevail'

Vadra breaks silence on land deal allegations

Following a controversy that broke out over his land deals in Haryana, Robert Vadra on Saturday said that “truth shall prevail” in response to allegations against him.

He said so on his Facebook page, attaching a news report with the headline ‘No plot was transferred by Omkareshwar to Skylight’.

The Congress came out in support of Vadra, who is Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, over the leakage of the Dhingra Commission report, saying it would do whatever possible in the matter. “We will fight,” AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters here.

“This is political vendetta of the worst order. This is the limit. How can the government go so low,” Azad asked, adding that the Congress, when in power, never victimised its political opponents.

‘Did not do it to BJP’
“The Congress party ruled for decades. And we knew the business houses that were funding the BJP. But the Congress governments, right from the time of (former prime minister) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, never harassed or raided those who were funding the BJP,” he said.

The Dhingra Commission, which probed the grant of licences for change in land use in four villages of Gurugram, including the licence that was granted to Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality Private Ltd, had pointed out irregularities in its report submitted to the Haryana government in August.

Media reports
Some media firms on Friday had said that the Dhingra Commission has concluded that Vadra made unlawful profits of Rs 50.5 crore from a land deal in Haryana in 2008, without spending any money at all.

DH News Service

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