New Delhi: Former Congress President Sonia Ganhi’s son-in-law and Current Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra has hit back at Bharatiya Janta Party after Enforcement Directorate raided his and his business partners’ offices. “BJP is getting the raids done in order to create an atmosphere of fear,” Vadra told this in an interview to magazine Tehelka.
In his interview Vadra said “I am Robert Vadra, a citizen of this country; And I would like to talk to you people about how from past 4.5 years BJP has been troubling me and my family. Me my family and my kids have been affected mentally. I would like to tell everyone that BJP has been misusing power and continuously troubling me.”
Vadra asked that “My only fault is that I am married into a political family, what is my fault in that?” He further added saying that “If BJP had even one proof against me; they would have sent me in prison by now”.
In a report published in ABP Live, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches against three people linked to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in connection with its probe into alleged “commissions received by some suspects in defence deals” and illegal assets stashed abroad, officials said.
According to the report, the raids that began around 12 noon were carried out at multiple premises in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru. In Delhi, the raids were carried out in the Sukhdev Vihar area apart from neighbouring Noida and Ghaziabad.
However, Vadra’s lawyer Suman Khaitan said ED officers “are inside his client’s premises since 8/9 AM”.
The action was underway till late night and the three unidentified people were being questioned by ED sleuths.
Since the BJP government in centre, many Congress politicians have been on radar of ED, IT and CBI including P. Chidambram, Shashi Tharoor, Oscar Fernandes, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Recently, Supreme Court ordered to continue tax reassessment of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Rahul and Sonia have been accused in a case related with National Herald and misusing party funds for their personal gains. The case against Sonia and Rahul including Fernandes is related with Income Tax.