New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy, who has often attacked Gandhi family, on Thursday targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra over his father's suicide.
Taking to Twitter, the BJP leader wrote: “Vadra the Goon should also be prosecuted for the alleged suicide, if it was assisted, of his father.”
Vadra the Goon should also be prosecuted for the alleged suicide, if it was assisted, of his father
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 30, 2016
Rajendra Vadra, father of Robert Vadra, was found dead at a guest house in Yusuf Sarai area in New Delhi in 2009.
Differences cropped up between Robert and his father few years back resulting in the son issuing a public notice in newspapers stating that Rajender Vadra and his brother Richard were "duping" people by promising jobs and other favours while claiming that they were working on his behalf.
Later, as per media reports, the father had also threatened to file a defamation case against Robert.
Meanwhile, just few days back, the firebrand BJP MP had said that Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law should concentrate on staying out of jail instead of commenting on political issues.
“I think Vadra should concentrate on staying out of jail and not comment on political issues,” Swamy had said.
Swamy's reaction had come after Vadra took a dim view of his remarks and described Rajya Sabha member's derogatory remark about waiters, who work so hard for their living, as `deplorable and classist`.
The Rajya Sabha MP had urged the BJP leadership to ask ministers to wear traditional Indian clothes when they go abroad.
Robert Vadra is under the scanner over land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) had earlier filed a case against Vadra in connection with a land scam in Bikaner in 2015. The case was registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
The Haryana government, in May 2015, had announced the name of retired Delhi High Court judge, Justice SN Dhingra, to head a one-man commission to probe the grant of licences to Vadra's company and other firms for developing commercial properties in Gurgaon's Sector 83.
Vadra and others were allegedly granted favours by the then Congress government in Haryana headed by Bhupinder Singh Hooda in issuing licences to develop commercial properties in Gurgaon's Sector 83.