Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ashok Parnami on Friday said that Vasundhara Raje’s shares in the Niyant Heritage Hotels were birthday gifts from her son and daughter-in-law.
“Dushyant [Singh] ji and his wife Niharika are the share holders in the Niyant Heritage Pvt Ltd. Niharika from her personal shareholdings gifted 1,615 shares to Vasundhara Raje on her birthday. Along with that, her son Dushyan 1,665 shares had gifted to her. This has been transferred from their personal share holding,” he told ANI.
“Chief Minister Vasundhara [Raje] ji has shown these shares in her Income Tax Returns and these have been made known to the Election Commission as well. There are no irregularities at all,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the Congress party stated that Raje’s election affidavit proves her direct financial involvement with Lalit Modi and called for her resignation.
“Vasundhara Raje’s 2013 election affidavit corroborates that she has 3280 shares in the Niyant Heritage Hotels. These documents now prove a direct financial involvement of Rajasthan’s Chief Minister with Lalit Modi. Raje’s election affidavit proves that she and Lalit Modi, a fugitive, are business partners,” Congress leader Ajoy Kumar had said.