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Gadkari defends silence over Vadra

Posted on Oct 07, 02:27PM | IBNS

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday defended his party's "silence" over the allegations of scam against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra "despite being aware of the issue that was raised 18 months ago by a newspaper."

"I have no paperwork. I kept hearing about it but I had no evidence. I can't accuse anyone of anything without evidence, can I?" Gadhkari said speaking to CNN IBN channel in an interview.

Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal has dropped a bombshell levelling charges against Robert Vadra of making huge property worth several hundreds of crores from realty firm DLF in alleged favour by the Congress ruled states.

Kejriwal also slammed the BJP for not raising the issue about Robert Vadra politically.

On being asked whether BJP has got any connections to the DLF issue and been suppressing allegations to protect the same, considering the leaders did not bank on this despite opposing Congress in every move, the BJP President shrugged off the blame.

He said," Without any evidence, connecting a person to some case is not ethical. If the Congress is brave enough they should investigate these reports. What are they afraid of?"

The BJP president also made it clear that Arvind Kejriwal can no way take the role of the opposition.

He said he was also ready for any kind of probe against him on any charge brought by Kejriwal.

"I am 100 per cent ready for any inquiry. I have no problem. Let Kejriwal do whatever he wants. I am not at all worried about him," he said.