Being used for political gains: Vadra claims ahead of report on land deal probe
Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra has rubbished allegations of corruption against him, saying he will “always be used for political gains”.india Updated: Jun 30, 2016 12:42 IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra has rubbished allegations of corruption against him, saying he will “always be used for political gains”.
“Almost a decade of governments false and baseless accusations on me! They cannot prove anything without proof n there is nothing there to prove ...(sic),” he wrote in a post on Facebook on Thursday morning.
The remarks came on the day that a report by Justice (retired) SN Dhingra commission is expected on the investigation of certain land licences being granted to some companies, including that of Vadra’s. The term of the panel also ends on Thursday.
“I will always be used for political gains, I know ... But I will walk with my head held high as in time and with the truth, which will conquer incorrect perceptions, created! about me,” the businessman wrote on the social networking site.
The one-man panel, which was set up on May 14 last year, was tasked to probe the transfer of land, allegations of private enrichment and ineligibility of beneficiaries. The investigation pertains to grant of development licences to companies including M/s Sky Light Hospitality owned by Robert Vadra in Gurgaon’s Sector 83.
The report was initially expected within a year. However, with its term being extended to June 30, the panel is likely to submit its report to the Haryana government on Thursday.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had written to governor Kaptan Singh Solanki asking for the panel to be scrapped. Justice Dhingra had questioned Hooda who did not appear and sent his counsels to the court with documents.
First Published: Jun 30, 2016 12:24 IST