Ruling out any probe into business dealings between Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty major DLF, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the government cannot look into private transactions unless there are specific allegations of corruption.
"...unless there is a specific allegation of quid pro quo or corruption, I am afraid private transactions cannot and ought not to be allowed to be questioned on the basis of imputations and insinuations", he said while responding to a question on the Vadra-DLF deals at the Economic Editors' Conference here.
Civil rights activist Arvind Kejriwal had demanded an inquiry into business dealings between Mr. Vadra and his companies and real estate giant DLF.
Mr. Kejriwal had alleged that DLF gave interest free loan of Rs 65 crore to Vadra. The company as well as Mr. Vadra had denied the allegations.
Mr. Chidambaram said he "could not respond (on the issue) on behalf of the government because that is not the issue here. I think those who made their allegations have made their statement, the company concerned has made a statement and the individual concerned has made a statement."