Robert Vadra heals Sonia Gandhi's headache, attacks Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Oct 7: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi must be relieved as her son-in-law Robert Vadra started defending himself against corruption allegations raised by former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal.

Slamming Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan, Vadra on Sunday, Oct 7 said, "I am saddened by the attempt of Shri Kejriwal and Shri Bhushan to deliberately misrepresent numbers contained in my financial statements, manufacture lies and malign my family in order to gain cheap publicity for the launch of their political party."

Clarifying his stand regarding DLF deal and property, land scam allegations, Vadra stated, "I am a private law abiding citizen who had been engaged in business over the last 21 years. My business transactions are fully reflected in financial statements filed before appropriate government authorities in compliance with the law. They are available in the public domain to anyone interested in knowing the truth."

Vadra's self-defending statement surfaced just a day after an official statement issued by DLF saying that it had given Rs 65 crore as "business advances" out of which Rs 15 crore was fully refunded and Rs 50 crore was used for purchase of land.

However, Kejriwal overruled the DLF statement and tweeted, "DLF has issued a response. It is full of half truths and lies. A lot of information has been suppressed," and also added, "We will issue a detailed response tomorrow. But does Vadra stand by DLF response or does he have another version. Would appreciate his version."

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.

Reacting strongly against the allegations, the Congress president asked her party leaders to defend her son-in-law. Right from Salman Khurshid to Ambika Soni, P Chidambaram have defended Vadra.

Now when Vadra has taken the task of defending himself on his shoulder, it would be interesting to see whether he would take Kejriwal to court or not. However, Kejriwal has already claimed that he would be ready to face defamation case if charges against Vadra proved false. He asked the government to start an investigation Vadra.

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