Priyanka Gandhi should disclose Robert Vadra's shining business model: BJP

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Apr 26 2014, 00:45am hrs
On a day Priyanka Gandhi tore into the Gujarat model of development accusing Narendra Modi of selling thousands of acres of land to his "friends", BJP today hit back asking her to disclose the "model" under which her husband Robert Vadra's business grew manifold even during recession.

The party said it was not making any personal attack by raising Vadra's land deals in Haryana but was highlighting corruption. It promised a fair probe into it saying it will not be "personality centric" but "law centric".

The BJP also challenged the Congress for a debate on the "land versus land" issue claiming that in its case land was allotted to industry for promotion of employment, increasing production and GSDP and but it was "allotted for personal profit" in case of the ruling party.

"Congress leaders raise question over development model of Gujarat. My question to Priyanka Gandhi is that when the country was passing through the phase of recession, how come her husband's business model was shining," BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Lucknow.

He said, "Priyanka must tell that how a person can make Rs 300 crore in three years by investing rupees one to two lakh."

BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the probe into Vadra's land deals will be fair and will not be driven by personality of the individual concerned.

"We will be fair. We will be law centric. We won't be personality centric," Jaitley said on whether there will a fair probe against Vadra if BJP comes to power.

Prasad said "no action will be taken with political vendetta and law will take its course."

BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "We are not attacking persons. We are not raising personal issues. These are corruption issues. We are ready for a debate on land versus land issue - where land is given to industry for increasing employment, production and GSDP and that given for personal profits."

He said Priyanka was attacking the Gujarat model without knowing it and accused her of making a virtue out of corruption and trying to project herself as a victim.

BJP leader Uma Bharti, who had sparked a controversy by saying that Vadra will go to jail after the elections, today said, "Law is equal for all. If he has committed any fraud, he will go to jail. Otherwise not.