BJP using ED, income tax as ‘dirty tricks department’: Congress defends Robert Vadra on alleged land deal
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BJP using ED, income tax as ‘dirty tricks department’: Congress defends Robert Vadra on alleged land deal

The Congress has refuted a newspaper report and allegations by BJP chief Amit Shah that Robert Vadra made money out of a dubious land deal.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2018 18:56 IST
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Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that the BJP is planting fake and bogus news, and misusing ED and I-T departments for the last five years.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

The Congress has refuted a newspaper report and allegations by BJP chief Amit Shah that Robert Vadra made money out of a dubious land deal.

Countering the allegations, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP was using the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax Department as a “dirty tricks department”.

At an election rally earlier today, referring to a report carried by The Indian Express newspaper, Shah alleged that the Nehru-Gandhi family’s son-in-law had received commissions after a loan of thousands of crores of rupees was sanctioned to a big company.

“Neither the country nor the people of Rajasthan will get swayed by this baseless, conspiring and misleading news,” Surjewala told reporters here on Friday.

He said the BJP was planting fake and bogus news and misusing the agencies for the last five years.

“The BJP will not succeed in misusing the pages of a mainstream newspaper and distracting the attention of the people ahead of the elections,” he said.

First Published: Nov 30, 2018 18:55 IST