Vadra-DLF: Kejriwal to give more evidence

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 09, 2012 07:26 hrs

Social activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal is likely to give more evidence against Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on his undervalued property deals with realty firm DLF on Tuesday.

"DLF granted favors to Sh Robert Vadra. What favors did Haryana Govt grant DLF? How is DLF reply a bunch of lies? Will speak tomo at 5pm," Kejriwal tweeted on Monday.

Kejriwal and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday targetted the Congress first family by laying before people the alleged undervalued property deals of Vadra with India´s biggest realty firm DLF, alleging the former made hundreds of crores in return of government favours to the firm.

Speaking on the matter, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the government will not be able to look into private transactions unless ´there is a specific allegation´.

"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", Chidambaram said.

While the Congress started defending Vadra, the man himself started hitting back since Saturday.

On Sunday, he issued a statement saying the charges were false, baseless and defamatory and made by a person (Kejriwal) to launch his political party with a cheap publicity bid.

"I am a law-abiding citizen engaged in business for over 21 years," he said in the statement.

He said he is saddened by the charges by Kejriwal and Bhushan aimed at maligning his family.

"My business transactions are fully reflected in financial statements filed before appropriate government authorities in compliance with the law. They are available in the public domain to anyone interested in knowing the truth," he said.

Kejriwal earlier called a denial statement by the realty firm DLF on the issue as one "full of half-truths and lies."

Earlier on Saturday, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare said a ´judicial probe´ should be done while Kejriwal himself took the challenge further saying he is ready to face defamation charges if the allegations were unfounded.

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