Kejriwal & Co accuse Robert Vadra of indulging in corruption

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New Delhi, Oct 5: Arvind Kejriwal, the India Against Corruption (IAC) activist who recently parted ways with social activist Anna Hazare, on Friday accused Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi of accumulating disproportionate land assets. He was accompanied by lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan at a media conference where they spoke.

Kejriwal, who demanded a complete probe into the charges, claimed that Vardra was provided an interest-free unsecured loan by real estate firm DLF with which Vadra allegedly bought property worth Rs 300 crore from the DLF itself.
He said six firms had been registered so that land worth Rs 300 crore was transferred in the name of Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The IAC activist said he was surprised to see that the DLF provided the loan to buy property mostly in Congress-ruled states of the country.

Points raised by Kejriwal were:

1. Why did DLF give an interest-free loan of Rs 65 crore to Robert Vadra?

2. Vadra bought DLF property with the same money at discounted rates. He bought property worth Rs 65 crore for just Rs 5 crore. How did the DLF benefit from this?

3. Vadra bought four penthouses in a DLF property in Gurgaon through five companies

4. Twelve companies were registered over the last few years (six of them registered this year) and there has been no business in all these companies for the past three years

5. How did Vadra benefit the Congress through this?

6. The transactions took place in Congress-ruled states of Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana

7. Who will investigates the cases: the CBI, the I-T department but can they take on such high-profile people?

8. Should one go to the courts but then, is it the duty of the courts to run the country?

Prashant Bhushan also raised some points against Vadra:

1. Vadra invested Rs 50 lakh and got property worth Rs 300 crore (the market value of which is Rs 500 crore now)

2. Vadra got a penthouse measuring 10,000 sq foot in DLF Aralia for Rs 85 lakh. Its market value at the time of sale was was Rs 25 crore and today its value stands at Rs 40 crore.

3. DLF provided him unsecured loan which he used to buy 50 per cent share in a DLF hotel and other properties of the real estate firm

4. The DLF gave Vadra money to transfer property worth crores at much cheaper rates

5. The DLF has got land in Haryana and Delhi, both of which are ruled by the Congress. Did the DLF give away property to gain benefits through the governments?

6. These charges can be brought under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Income Tax Act

7. Who will investigate the matter?

8. No department has the guts to probe against powerful people

9. The government must be forced to order a probe into the matter

Bhushan said Vadra and his mother have been associated with a big scam and the government was trying to divert all attention from the scams. He termed it the 'Robert Vadra scam'.

The Congress, meanwhile, hit back at Kejriwal and his colleagues, saying all the allegations were baseless and were being used for sensationalism. The DLF also issued a statement saying its business relationship with Vadra was entirely transparent.

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