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Oct 06, 2012, 01.42 PM IST
Anti-corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Friday targeted Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accusing him of getting huge amount of unsecured loans from real estate major DLF and indulging in corruption.
Accusing Vadra of getting Rs 65 crore as unsecured loan from DLF, Kejriwal said that he used the money to buy properties owned by the same company at rock bottom prices. Kejriwal blamed the Congress governments of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan of shielding Vadra and DLF.
Pointing that the income of Vadra grew from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 300 crore, Kejriwal raised a demand to probe the benefits DLF received for "helping" the husband of Priyanka Gandhi.
Later, speaking on the issue, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan pointed that Vadra had registered five companies and owned four penthouses of 10,000 square feet each.
He further alleged that Vadra had purchased properties worth Rs 70 crore and all were funded by the DLF, adding that he and his mother were now owners of five companies.
"DLF is giving properties to Vadra as it is receiving favours from Haryana and Delhi governments. We demand full inquiry into this…we need to know whose black money is into these properties," said Prashant Bhushan.
Bhushan further accused Vadra of getting more undervalued properties from DLF at Greater Kailash, Bikaner, Manesar, Palval and Gurgaon, adding the properties are worth several crores.
The Congress was quick to defend the son-in-law of its president over the allegations by Kejriwal and Bhushan. Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said, "It is wrong to drag a person who is not in politics. He is a businessman and it is wrong to make these allegations."
Another Congress spokesperson, Rashid Alvi, said, "These are all false allegations. This has been done under some controversy."
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, attacked the Congress saying the allegations must be investigated.
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