Robert Vadra Effect: New Haryana CM Khattar becomes Sonia Gandhi's new enemy

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Manohar Lal Khattar
Chandigarh, Oct 22: Manohar Lal Khattar -- the new Haryana Chief Minister has become a new enemy for Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Even before his swearing-in ceremony, Khattar's close associate and BJP leader Anil Vij on Wednesday, Oct 22 informed that the new Haryana government would investigate Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and his controversial land deal with DLF.

The BJP leader Vij was quoted as saying, "We will inquire into all land scams including the one involving Vadra land deal. We will also see whether the law was violated in acquiring land for different projects during (the previous) Hooda government."

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had earlier promised that the BJP would order probe into the Vadra cases if the party was voted to power. Even after the assembly election results, Congress leaders too dared BJP to probe Vadra.

Earlier during his election campaigns in Haryana, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the Vadra land deal during poll rallies and urged the Election Commission (EC) to look into it.

The EC, however, had found that the deal was legalized before the model code was enforced, but that did not matter. Modi's oratory ensured that the Rs 58-crore deal between Vadra's Skylight Hospitality and DLF in Gurgaon becomes the biggest symbol of Congress misrule in Haryana.

Earlier, sources had said the new government is likely to cancel the three-acre deal in Shikhopur village that brought allegations of corruption to the doorstep of 10 Janpath and shook the foundations of UPA-2 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

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