Why was land deals involving Robert Vadra not investigated, asks BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday asked as to why the land deals involving Robert Vadra were not investigated, which was an example of corruption.
He was responding to the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's daughter, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's statements where she termed the BJP as rats after the BJP released a video alleging Vadra-Gandhi family scams.
"I don't want to comment on these statements. Robert Vadra got acres of land in Haryana and Rajasthan. Why wasn't the matter investigated? It is a known example of corruption. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi must answer it," Prasad said.
Priyanka Gandhi had hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that the latter was scared and hence acted like rats spreading lies before the elections.
"They are scared and acting like panicky rats. I know that just few days before elections they will say all sorts of lies. There is nothing new in it. They can do anything they want.
I am not scared of them or anyone. I will continue speaking against their disastrous and shameful politics. I am not going stay silent," Priyanka said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, released a video showing the alleged Vadra-Gandhi family scams during a press conference held at BJP headquarters. The party also released a booklet titled 'Damad Shree' on land deals by Robert Vadra.
"Why did he not purchase any kinds in non-Congress governments states. We can definitely say that the two chief ministers of Haryana and previous Rajasthan Governments were keen to bend all the rules in order protect their chair this is what Robert Vadra model which I discussed in my press conference in Lucknow. We are not targeting a family, this relates to corruption. The Robert Vadra scam is a textbook case of corruption," BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged while talking to the media persons in a press conference.
BJP's sharpest attack on Gandhi family came on the day when Priyanka took a dig at Narendra Modi, saying a 56-inch chest is not needed to run the country but a "big heart" and "moral strength" was the need of the hour.
"A 56-inch chest is not needed to run this country, a big heart is needed to run it. To run this country cruel force of power is not needed, but moral strength is needed. It needs an internal strength," Priyanka said while addressing a meeting in Rae Bareli.
(Posted on 28-04-2014)