TRUTH SHALL PRE­VAIL, SAYS ROBERT VADRA ON LAND ROW

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent

The Con­gress on Sat­ur­day at­tacked the BJP over the “leak” of the Dhingra com­mis­sion re­port, ac­cus­ing it of practising po­lit­i­cal vendetta of the “worst or­der” even as party chief So­nia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra said “truth shall pre­vail” in the al­le­ga­tions.

“Truth shall pre­vail,” Vadra wrote on his Face­book page, at­tach­ing a news re­port head­lined “No Plot was trans­fered by Omkaresh­war to Sky­light.”

This was Vadra’s first re­ac­tion over me­dia re­ports on the Dhingra com­mis­sion which probed the grant of li­cences for change in land use in four vil­lages of Gu­ru­gram, in­clud­ing li­cences granted to Sky­light Hos­pi­tal­ity Pri­vate Ltd.

Se­nior Con­gress leader Ghu­lam Nabi Azad said, “We had proof about a num­ber of lead­ers and their kin but never ha­rassed them. The Con­gress also knew of busi­ness­men sup­port­ers and those fund­ing the BJP but never raided them,” he said.

Azad won­dered why the BJP gov­ern­ment was stoop­ing “so low to ha­rass” Vadra. He claimed the Con­gress never in­dulged in vendetta against the BJP or its sup­port­ers when in power. “What­ever com­mis­sion it may be, those com­mis­sions and in­quiries are the po­lit­i­cal vendetta of the worst or­der,” Azad said. “This is the limit. I can­not be­lieve that such a mighty gov­ern­ment can stoop so low. It is just to ha­rass its op­po­nents.”

On Thurs­day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also is­sued a state­ment, say­ing her fi­nances have noth­ing to do with that of her hus­band and any in­sin­u­a­tions made about her land deals were “false, base­less and defam­a­tory” after a daily had ques­tioned her about fi­nances.

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