Haryana govt signals may act on Vadra-DLF

  • Hitender Rao, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2015 01:50 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana is showing clear signs that it will act on the land dealings between Robert Vadra and real estate firm DLF.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar made his first categorical remarks in this direction on microblogging site Twitter, saying: “State government is proceeding in the Vadra-DLF land deal case administratively as well as under the law.” His Tweet, put out on January 1, is significant because he has been rather non-committal on the issue so far.

The hardening of Haryana's stand against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law comes at a time when the Centre has moved to inquire into the financial affairs of Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality and the BJP government in Rajasthan has cancelled the mutation of land originally bought by Vadra's company in the state.

Officials said that Khattar had been briefed on the issue a few days after he took over. However, it was felt that before proceeding in the matter, the government should ensure that it was on a firm footing.

While no final decision has been taken, sources said that the Haryana government may set up a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to probe the land deals including the one involving DLF. Indications to this effect were also given by the BJP in-charge for Haryana affairs Anil Jain recently.

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