No debate on Robert Vadra’s land deals: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday ruled out any debate on Robert Vadra`s alleged land deals in Parliament.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2013, 17:33 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New Delhi: With the BJP-led Opposition demanding a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the alleged lands deals involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra, the Congress on Tuesday ruled out any debate on the issue in Parliament.

Rejecting the opposition’s demand, Congress MP and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said, "It is unfortunate and inappropriate that the BJP is dragging a private individual into unnecessary controversy. An individual cannot be discussed in Parliament. This is BJP`s cheap politics."

Later, MoS PMO Narayanaswamy also dismissed BJP`s demands for discussion on Robert Vadra in Parliament.

Reaction from the Congress came even as the Opposition pilloried the ruling side of trying to save Robert Vadra.
Raising the issue in Parliament today, BJP Lok Sabha MP Yashwant Sinha said that he had pioneered a new business model under which one can make huge profit without making any investment.

The BJP today demanded a Supreme Court-monitored special investigation team (SIT) probe into the purportedly illegal land deals of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra in neighbouring Haryana.

BJP’s Sinha said that the central government should take stern steps as the land scam took place in the national capital region (NCR) and also comes under the purview of the income tax department.

"It is not just Haryana, in all of NCR and all Congress ruled states, Vadra has indulged in land grabbing in collusion with the government and administration. When (IAS officer) Ashok Khemka tried to interfere, we all saw what happened to him," Sinha said.

Khemka has alleged a land-licencing scam in Haryana and false documentation in Vadra`s land deals in Gurgaon.

With IANS inputs