Anna, Arvind want Robert Vadra probe

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 06, 2012 19:00 hrs

A day after social activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal claimed that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra had made some undervalued property deals with the realty company DLF, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday 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.

"In case the allegations are wrong then why there is no judicial probe?" Anna told reporters. "Judicial probe should be done and then only facts will come out," he said.

He said Vadra could file a defamation case if investigation proves charges made against him are ´incorrect´.

Kejriwal on a CNN IBN´s Devil´s Advocate interview said: "We have just put some facts in public domain. Robert Vadra can reply to the charges levelled against him. Why can´t Vadra speak himself, why is Congress defending him?"

Kejrwial and his team on Friday dropped their "corruption bombshell" by naming Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi, as a beneficiary of Rs 300 crore in a huge property deal by DLF company under which he was allegedly given properties in a throwaway price.

Aiming fingers at the Gandhis indirectly, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan in a press conference said DLF, which got land from Congress ruled governments, gave unsecured interest free loans to Vadra to buy only their property at very cheap prices.

He got property worth Rs 300 crore for Rs 50 lakh from DLF and it should be probed, they said.

He asked why did DLF - one of the biggest realty firms of India- sanction Rs. 65 crore loan to Vadra without any interest.

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