In a major embarrassment for the ruling Congress, its Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjit Singh on Monday said it was desirable that an independent probe — possibly by the CBI or another agency — be initiated into the land-related issues in Gurgaon, including the deal involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty major DLF.
Singh, who has been adopting a defiant posture for some time now, alleged biases in development and job allocations by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in Haryana. He told news channels that a probe ought to be conducted by an independent agency or CBI, and not by the Haryana government which itself is alleged to have been a party to the Gurgaon land deals.
“In all, licences for change of land use for over 21,000 acres were issued in the past seven or eight years in Gurgaon alone,” he said. He said people suspect there could be some “games” in all this. He sought a fair inquiry into the release of 1,200 acres of the 21,000 acres for which licences have been issued and not into the deals of a person belonging to a relative of an office-holder of a big political party.
Singh said whatever was done so far did not seem to have been done in consultation with the party’s leaders. He said being a Congress leader and Gurgaon resident, he didn’t see a satisfactory exercise by the state government in these matters.
He also expressed surprise over the mushrooming of a large number of builders and colonisers in Gurgaon like “frogs during the rainy season”. Till about five years ago, there were only four or five builders here. Today there are more than 500, he said.