Probe against Vadra vindictive: Sheila Dikshit

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, May 13: Three-time Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday termed as "vindictive" the Haryana government's decision to probed the alleged irregularities, including the controversial multi-million-rupee land deals, of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.

"What can I say? It's vindictive... it would not take them anywhere," she told IANS, adding that the BJP, however, won't order any probe against the party's own corrupt leaders.


Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, however, refused to acknowledge that the BJP's Haryana government has decided to get the matter probed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.

"I can't react to it because there have been various BJP leaders saying this for quite some time now that they would get it probed but nothing happens... I would only react when Haryana Chief Minister (M.L.) Khattar or his government spokesperson confirms it," he said.

Udit Raj, the BJP Lok Sabha member from North West Delhi, told IANS that "law would take its own course" if anybody has done something wrong.

"Law would take its own course... it's not about any particular person," he said.

The MP said the BJP had promised to the people of the country that if voted to power they would get Vadra's deals probed.

"There is nothing new to it. Our party had promised it even before the general elections last year," Udit Raj said.

Brinda Karat of the CPI-M refused to comment, saying she knows nothing about the probe having been ordered.

When informed that the news was confirmed and the Haryana government will get the deals probed by a retired Supreme Court judge, she said: "I have no comment to make on the issue."

Earlier in the day in Chandigarh, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma told the media that a commission under a retired apex court judge would inquire into all irregularities committed in the past 10 years of the Congress rule in the state, especially regarding land deals.

He said several complaints were received by the BJP government in the state in this regard.

Vadra was accused of accumulating land in the national capital region (NCR) during the then Congress government in Haryana led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda.


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