dglobalnews.com We Don't Leak Reports, Says Venkaiah Naidu On Robert Vadra Row
Published: Sun, April 30, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

We Don't Leak Reports, Says Venkaiah Naidu On Robert Vadra Row

We Don't Leak Reports, Says Venkaiah Naidu On Robert Vadra Row

Supporting Priyanka Gandhi's refusal of any relation between the property she bought in Haryana with alleged illegally obtained funds and her husband Robert Vadra's finances, the Congress party on Friday said the fact that "no concrete" material has come out shows the character of her statement.

Vadra reportedly made profits of Rs. 50.5cr from a 2008 land-deal in Haryana. Robert Vadra's Skylight Hospitality company is under investigative agencies' scanner over its land deals with DLF.

The Dhingra commission has inquired into over 20 properties said to have been purchased by Vadra and his companies. "The source of funds for this or any other property acquired by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has no relationship whatsoever with Shri Robert Vadra's finances and/or Skylight Hospitality and no relationship whatsoever with DLF". The Commission had submitted its 182-page report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal on August 31, last year.

The Economic Times, which first reported the development, was informed by people familiar with the commission's report that it has sought a probe into properties bought by Vadra and his businesses.

According to the statement, the funds for the purchase came from rental income of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from property inherited by her from her grandmother Indira Gandhi.

In response to the paper, Vadra's lawyer said the company or his client had "committed no wrong and no laws were violated". Prasad said 'certain patterns are similar in the land deals of both Priyanka and Robert Vadra. He noted that the court has not given permission to make public the report of the Commission, formed by his government after coming to power in October 2014.

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According to a CNN-New18 report, Vadra had bought the land from Omkareshwar using a fictitious cheque.

Gandhi's statement claimed that such allegations against her appeared to have been based on questionable documents and had been publicised deliberately.

Even though the "leak" of the Dhingra report could be called into question, if there are alleged aberrations in Gandhi's purchases, then the ghost of corruption is going to weigh the family down even further.

The Congress accused the BJP governments at the Centre and Haryana of "deliberately and selectively leaking" the report to "damn" Vadra, despite court injunctions on its publication, a charge rejected by minister Venkaiah Naidu and Haryana CM Manohar Khattar.

Though Hooda (and thereby, by logical extrapolation, the Gandhis?) had petitioned that the "English business daily" should be restrained from publishing contents of the Dhingra report, he hasn't been successful at doing that, evidently.

"This is political vendetta of the worst order".

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