Congress on Friday downplayed reports that "relaxations" were extended to Robert Vadra in a land deal in Haryana and said that a "dead issue" cannot be flogged indefinitely while claiming that similar contentions have been rejected in the past by court.
Indian National Lok Dal on Saturday said all "controversial" land deals during the Congress rule will be probed as it announced sops for people, including 50 per cent job quota for sons of the soil in private sector, in its manifesto for upcoming Haryana assembly polls.
The Delhi High Court will next week hear a PIL seeking a CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers in Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Even as Congress and the Gandhi family came out in full support of Robert Vadra, who is facing serious allegations of corruption, a PIL was filed in Delhi High Court on Tuesday in connection with his alleged land deals in various states.
BJP President Rajnath Singh attacked Rahul Gandhi over alleged land deals involving his brother-in law Robert Vadra, saying just like the 2G scam there is also a "jija ji scam" during the Congress` rule.
At a time when corruption is dominating the ongoing electoral process in the country, which is witnessing a kind of voter revolt against the ruling Congress party, an explosive report on the rise of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, is further likely to dampen the spirit of the voters and add to their resentment.
Haryana government has reportedly served fresh chargesheet to IAS officer Ashok Khemka in connection with the alleged land deal involving UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra and the real estate firm DLF in the state.
CPI-M veteran and opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly VS Achuthanandan on Saturday said LDF would launch a mass agitation and take legal steps to expose the `influencial power behind` fradulent land deal worth Rs 250 crore carried out by Salim Raj, former gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked Maharashtra Government to file an affidavit within a week explaining on what basis it had filed a closure report in a case of alleged forgery and cheating in land deals exposed by murdered whistle-blower Satish Shetty.
The Rajasthan Assembly witnessed noisy scenes Wednesday over the issue of land deals in Bikaner and Jaisalmer with opposition alleging that it had been enabled by undue favours extended by the state government.