Vadra land deal: Congress demands Modi apology
Congress stepped up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday demanding an "apology" from him as Election Commission ruled that there was no violation of model code of conduct by the Haryana Government in clearing the land deal involving Robert Vadra.india Updated: Oct 10, 2014 02:09 IST
Congress stepped up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday demanding an "apology" from him as Election Commission ruled that there was no violation of model code of conduct by the Haryana Government in clearing the land deal involving Robert Vadra.
Party spokesperson Anand Sharma alleged that Modi was "embarrassing" the position of the prime minister by repeatedly making "false allegations" and he should stop doing it.
"BJP has egg on its face after the EC's order. Narendra Modi, being the prime minister of the country, gave a very irresponsible statement and made allegations against Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Will the prime minister now seek apology from the chief minister and people of Haryana for making wrong statements," Sharma told reporters in New Delhi.
Maintaining that it "belittles" the high post if somebody in the seat of prime minister keeps making false allegations, the Congress spokesperson said, "Modi should apologise to Haryana chief minister."
Alleging that Modi continues with his "shoot and scoot policy" as he was doing as an opposition leader, Sharma said, "it does not behove a Prime Minister to be caught repeatedly making false statements...It is a matter of concern if the prime minister of India has this mentality".
Election Commission had last night ruled that there appears to be no violation of the model code of conduct by Haryana government in clearing the land deal between Sonia Gandhi's son-in law Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF.
Haryana government's validation of the mutation of the land sold by a company owned by Vadra to DLF had sparked a row in the run up to the state Assembly poll.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Monday asked EC to take a serious note of Hooda government clearing the land deal between Vadra and DLF, alleging it was done hastily as ruling Congress faced "certain defeat" in the Assembly polls.