Truth shall prevail, says Vadra over land deal row

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New Delhi:┬áBusinessman Robert Vadra today said that “truth shall prevail” after a report claimed that he had been indicted by a Haryana government-appointed commission for his controversial land deals.

Vadra posted the remark on Facebook as the Congress came out in defence of party chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law and accused the BJP of practising political vendetta.

He also posted a copy of a news report entitled “No ‘plot’ was ‘transferred’ from Onkareshwar to Skylight” on his facebook page, which was a reaction of his lawyer on the Dhingra Commission report.

While Vadra chose to respond with the brief remark, his wife Priyanka had two days ago released a statement saying there is no link between her and her husband’s finances and properties owned by her are from the rental income accrued to her.

Priyanka had said that any insinuations made about her land deals were “false, baseless and defamatory”.

She had also alleged “a deliberate, politically motivated and malicious campaign to besmirch and destroy her reputation”.

Attacking BJP, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad wondered why the BJP government was stooping “so low to harass” Vadra over his Haryana land deals.

“This is political vendetta of the worst order. This is the limit. I cannot believe that such a mighty government can stoop so low. It is just to harass its opponents,” the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said.

The Commission was asked to probe alleged irregularities in grant of licences by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government for development of colonies, housing societies and commercial complexes in four Guragon villages.

Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality is among the firms under scanner.

“Details” of the Commission’s findings were published by a daily which cited people familiar with the report. According to them, “there was collusion aimed at benefiting Vadra’s company”.

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