Cong desperate to follow Sonia's orders,defends Robert Vadra

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New Delhi, Oct 6: Hours after the joint-attack by Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan on her son-in-law Robert Vadra, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday, Oct 6 asked her party men to defend Vadra and the party have begun working on her instructions.

Right from Law Minister Salman Khurshid to Information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni, all started defending Vadra who has been accused of accumulating disproportionate land assets.

Khurshid claimed that Kejriwal along with Bhushan has been trying to hog limelight with such "baseless" comments and also termed allegations against Vadra as "political conspiracies".

Speaking about Kejriwal and Bhushan, Khurshid said, "...We will strategise...and see if something more needs to be done to teach them a lesson or two on what the law of the land is."

Ambika Soni said, "It is for the entity that gives loan to decide the terms of loan. It is between the two individuals". Congress leader Rajiv Shukla also joined the list of ministers and Congress leaders who have come out in open to defend the son-in-law of the Gandhis.

"All businessmen take loans to build their business. Maybe Robert Vadra also did that. What is wrong with that? But there is nothing to prove any proof that the Congress helped out DLF," said Shukla.

Kejriwal earlier on Friday, Oct 5 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.

The former Team Anna members and RTI activist also said six firms had been registered so that land worth Rs 300 crore was transferred in the name of Vadra. Continuing his statement accusing Vadra of corruption, Kejriwal also stated that he was surprised to see that the DLF provided the loan to buy property mostly in Congress-ruled states of the country.

However, countering Kejriwal's charges against Vadra, Shukla said, "There was no quid pro quo. There was no favour given to DLF which is working in all states and has bought land even in non-Congress-ruled states."

Meanwhile, DLF also issued a statement saying, "The business relationship of DLF Group with Robert Vadra has been in his capacity as an individual entrepreneur and on a completely transparent and arm's length basis."

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