Vadra deal: Haryana govt did not give full facts to EC, says BJP

  • New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 14:20 IST

After the Election Commission found no merit in its complaint against the Haryana government on Robert Vadra’s land deal, the BJP on Thursday charged the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government with not presenting “full facts” of the case before the poll panel.

The party also charged the Haryana government with “speaking in two voices” in the case of granting approvals to Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law before the Congress government was voted out of power. “I am constrained to observe that in view of the highly suspicious circumstances, a very legitimate conclusion can be drawn that all the facts perhaps they have not disclosed to the Election Commission after BJP made a complaint,” Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.

He said “no one in the world” could justify that “land worth `7.5 crore could turn into a `58-crore deal within a few months”, alleging that Vadra's company Skylite Hospitality had not only sold the land but also the licence for developing a colony granted to it by Haryana government.

“Haryana government knew that they are losing out and that is why they tried to validate this land deal. But truth has a very uncanny habit of appearing and reappearing, at times with conclusive evidence,” he said while reading out letters of Haryana financial commissioner to EC and that of Gurgaon deputy commissioner on July 16, and thus accused Haryana government of “speaking in two voices”.

“The BJP would like to know that when the financial commissioner furnished a report to the EC, why were they conspicuously silent about the order No 1684-86 of July 16 by the deputy commissioner of Gurgaon?” he said.

BJP had petitioned the EC alleging that there was violation of the model code of conduct by the Haryana government in clearing the land deal between Vadra and real estate major DLF. The complaint was rejected by the poll body, though.

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