The BJP on Wednesday blamed Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of alleged corruption involving land deals. The party said the Congress has come to define “family corruption” by “institutionalising” graft.
Citing a media report, Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani told reporters Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka, is “merely a mask” in the controversial land deals and his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi is the “real face”.
At a press conference, Irani said, “The country has come to know that the brother-in-law (Rahul) is also involved with his ‘jija’ (Robert Vadra) in this family package of corruption”.
Referring to the report, Irani claimed that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra purchased land in a deal involving H L Pahwa, who was raided by the Enforcement Directorate, and Mahesh Kumar Nagar, who also had a role in land transaction involving Robert Vadra.
Pahwa, she said, was lent money by C C Thampi who is “friends” with controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.