BJP is targeting Robert Vadra to divert attension from Jay Shah: Congress

Cheryl Sanders
October 18, 2017

After media reports surfaced about Robert Vadra's alleged links with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Tuesday questioned Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's silence on the issue.

The Congress party had hit back at the BJP with its chief spokesperson, Randeep Singh Surjewala claiming that the allegations against Vadra were being raked up by the saffron party to "distract people from the accusations hurled against Jay Shah".

News reports showed proof that Bhandari bought air tickets for Robert Vadra.

The senior leader also said that the BJP should establish facts if it has anything on alleged link between party President's son-in-law and fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Vadra had denied links with Bhandari when in 2016 it was reported that his London flat at 12 Ellerton House in Bryaton Square was renovated by Bhandari.

She was referring to media reports about reported links between Vadra and arms dealer Bhandari, who has fled to the UK. The channel claims that according to the second ticket sent by the travel agent on August 17, 2012, Vishal Bajpai had booked a ticket in Swiss flight to Nice (France) to Zurich (Switzerland).

Neither Robert Vadra nor the Congress has reacted to the matter. "I do not recall" is what Bhandari had repeatedly said on the subject.

The Times Now "expose" against Vadra, the controversial husband of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi, had come days after online portal The Wire published the report about Jay Shah's meteoric rise in wealth.

"An unnerved and running scared BJP is on a "save Shah-Zada" (a reference to Jay Shah) mission". Amit Shah must resign pending the completion of a fair probe.

Sitharaman also took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over his recent attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media.

The Congress on Tuesday strongly defended its president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, while demanding an enquiry by two sitting Supreme Court judges into the business dealings of BJP national president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah. "What is this magic wand by which the company earned a surplus of merely Rs. 18.8 lakh in 10 years from 2004-14 and made a loss in two successive years (2012-2014), and then proceeded to increase its turnover 16,000 times within a year of formation of the BJP government?" he asked.

Meanwhile, the Congress has taken a firm stand on the issue and said that Vadra is not party member hence it can't be questioned over the row.

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