Sonia Gandhi defends Robert Vadra, dares government to order impartial probe

Sonia said allegations against her son-in-law Robert Vadra is part of a conspiracy.

Last Updated: May 31, 2016, 17:40 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi defends Robert Vadra, dares government to order impartial probe

Raibareli, UP: Daring the NDA government to prove allegations against her son-in-law Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi, Tuesday, said that 'Congress-mukt Bharat' is a conspiracy hatched by those in power.

Sonia Gandhi also slammed the NDA government for celebrating its second anniversary in power.

Speaking to reporters, Sonia said, “I've never seen anything like this, Modi ji is a PM not a shahenshah... there is so much poverty in the country, drought, farmers are in pain. At these times, a "show" is not appropriate.”

When questioned over the latest allegation against her son-in-law Robert Vadra, an angry Sonia said the allegation is part of the shadayantra (conspiracy) of Congress-mukt Bharat.

"Daily they make allegations. What is Congress-mukt Bharat? They create excuses every day, make false allegations. If there is something in it let them probe the matter in a free and fair manner so that the truth comes out," she said.

Reacting to Sonia's 'shahenshah' jibe at PM Modi, BJP's Sambit Patra said that the Congress leader has no locus standi to refer to PM as an emperor as her party is the biggest proponent of dynastic politics.

They are not able to digest that a poor person has become the Prime Minister of the country, he said.

Vadra is under the scanner after a probe by the income tax department into certain transactions carried out by arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari suggested links between them, especially with regard to the ownership of a house in London.