Modi urges EC to probe approval for Vadra land deal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday urged the Election Commission to look into Haryana government's approval of a land deal involving Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.india Updated: Oct 06, 2014 18:34 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday urged the Election Commission to look into Haryana government's approval of a land deal involving Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Addressing an election rally in Hisar Modi said, "They (Hooda government) know that after the elections,
the son-in-law (Vadra) will not get any clearances for illegal deals. So, in between the election process, they have dared to take such a decision,"
"I think Hooda was pressurised from the top (Congress leadership) to take such a decision," he added.
Modi hints at Vadra deals in Haryana election speech
The Election Commission, the prime minister hoped, would take "serious note" of the state government's decision. "I hope they will take appropriate action for any violation of the Model Code of Conduct," he said.
"Despite the model code being imposed for the state elections, chief minister Bhupinder Hooda cleared land deal for the 'damaad' ( Robert Vadra) yesterday. The EC should take serious note of this."
"They knew they cannot do anything after the polls, so that is why they approved the land sale deal in a hurry," he added.
Modi's attack on Vadra came on a day The Indian Express reported that Hooda government officially legitimised the land deal between Vadra and real estate major DLF.
The land deal in Shikhopur village of Gurgaon had been cancelled by Haryana's former director general, Consolidation, Ashok Khemka.
"It is clear from this decision of the shameless Hooda government that both he and the Congress party have already accepted defeat in Haryana," Modi said in his speech.
The prime minister also launched a scathing attack on dynastic politics, saying Haryana had not seen a government in which political families had looked beyond themselves and their family members.
"We want to make Haryana free from this 'parivaar-vaad' (dynastic politics). In the last 25 years, have you seen a government in Haryana which worked for the welfare of people," he asked.
"In Haryana, the government works only for the chief minister and his family members. All political leaders have been running their shops in Haryana for themselves and their families," Modi said.
Modi also took a dig at jailed former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal saying that he "did not need the support of people in jail" to succeed.
Referring to Chautala's statement at a recent rally that he would take oath as the state chief minister from jail, Modi said, "Some people are spreading lies. Some are dreaming of taking oath from jail, showing old photos with them taken in a certain program."