Subramanian Swamy scoffs Vadra’s remark on Dhingra report

New Delhi [India], Apr 30 : Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's remark on Dhingra commission report, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said the truth would prevail even if the former didn't want it to.

"Of course, the truth will prevail. Even if he doesn't want it to happen, it will happen. Which of the facts are incorrect as said by Vadra? Didn't he buy the land which was designated for schools, hospitals in low price and after that with the help of Hooda, he removed the restriction and sold the same land to DLF on high prices?" Swamy told ANI.

Swamy even mocked Priyanka Gandhi for her remark, where she asserted that she had nothing to do with the finances of Robert Vadra's or his company Skylight Hospitality, saying that such incidences stated that none of the members of the Nehru family would stand for the other in difficult times.

"It is quite amazing that his wife is saying that she doesn't know what her husband is doing. It might happen that they have different bank accounts, so she doesn't have any idea about it, but at least they would have discussed about it.

This means nobody in the Nehru family will take a stand for the other person," he said. Earlier on Saturday, Vadra responded to the Dhingra Commission report's allegations, saying "truth shall prevail." Vadra took to Facebook and simply wrote, "truth shall prevail", even as he attached the picture of a news article batting for his innocence.

According to reports, Vadra made unlawful profits of Rs. 50.5 crore from a land deal in Haryana in 2008, concluded Justice S.N. Dhingra. The Dhingra Commission, set up in 2015 by the Manohar Lal Government, was looking into the grant of licenses for change in land in Gurgaon.

Robert Vadra's company, Skylight Hospitality, was also under the scanner. On Friday, Vadra's wife Priyanka Gandhi also rebuffed any relation between the property she purchased in Haryana with alleged illegal acquired funds and her husband Robert Vadra's finances or Skylight Hospitality.

"Six years prior to the purported 'land deal involving Skylight Hospitality' on April 28, 2006, Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra purchased 40 Kanal 00 Marla (= 5.0 acres) of agricultural land in Village Amipur, Tehsil Faridabad, District Faridabad in Haryana," a press release from Priyanka's office stated.

It further said that the land was purchased for a total purchase price of Rs. 15, 00,000 paid for entirely by cheque, which is the equivalent of Rs. 3,00,000 per acre..

Source: ANI