Friday, October 5, 2012
Arvind Kejriwal exposes 'Robert Vadra scam' trains guns at Sonia
New Delhi: In a major expose, Arvind Kejriwal, the India Against Corruption activist who parted ways with social crusader Anna Hazare to launch his own political party, on Friday levelled charges of accumulating disproportionate land assets against Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi. He claimed that Vadra's income grew from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 300 crore in three years. "Companies linked to Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law are overvalued. We all know DLF got huge lands in Congress-ruled Delhi and Haryana... I ask DLF why it is giving interest free land to Mr Vadra. Is it because he is providing any benefit to it," Kejriwal asked. Kejriwal had on October 2 announced that India Against Corruption would reveal sensational information against two political leaders. Kejriwal said: "The ruling dynasty thinks noboday can probe the country's son-in-law, despite whatever he does. We demand that the disproportionate income of Robert Vadra should be probed. "We has earlier released documents against 15 Cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accusing them of corruption. No probe was ordered. Now, the question is who will probe the benefits received by Robert Vadra and his mother." "It's not that we are talking in the air... We have got our claims investigated by a noted CA," he underlined. Kejriwal was joined by his colleague and Supreme Court lawyer Prashan Bhushan. “Robert Vadra got 10,000 sq foot penthouse in DLF Aralia for Rs. 85 lakhs whose market value when sold was 25 crore and today it’s value is 40 crore,” Bhushan told a press conference. “Why did the DLF give so much money to Vadra without any obvious benefit?” the eminent lawyer questioned. Vadra was getting benefits for the DLF company through the Delhi government and Haryana government, he said, adding that it should be probed by investigating agencies. “We have received all our information from RoC…There are many other properties to be inquired into,” Bhushan said. He questioned how Vadra could take money from DLF to buy properties from the company. He alleged a case violating conditions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Income Tax Act could be made out against Vadra and should be investigated at the earliest. “Vadra and his mother have participated in a big scam and the government has been trying to divert attention from scams…this scam will be called the Robert Vadra scam,” The veteran lawyer said.