Modi takes on Centre over Vadra

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 02:31 hrs

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took on the Congress-led Central government for "rushing" to defend party president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra over graft charges.

Speaking at a meeting in Dwarka on Saturday, Modi took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government even though he refrained from attacking Vadra himself.

Without naming Vadra, he said, "Behaving as if the government was in danger, the entire Manmohan Singh government rushed to the rescue of the son-in-law of one family".

Pointing out the scale of the defence, he said: "When there's a terror attack, only their spokesperson speaks. But when there's an attack on the son-in-law of one family, the entire government rushes to the rescue."

Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi, has been accused in a sting operation by TV news network of taking kickbacks from real estate bellwether DLF in lieu of facilitating government favours.

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