The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today described Robert Vadra’s assertion that he was being subjected to a political witch-hunt as “farcical” and said the party did not believe in politics of revenge, alleging that he used his connection with the Gandhi family to do business.
“He is complaining too much. He had used family connections, political authorities wielded by Gandhis as his political weapon. For him to complain now as he is being used as a political tool is farcical,” BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said.
Alleging that Vadra’s only fame to business was the business he conducted through the politics and being the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rao said that Vadra was also trying to gain sympathy by twisting the facts in the case.
Vadra, whose land deals are being probed in BJP-ruled Haryana and Rajasthan, today contended that he was being subjected to a “political witch-hunt” and used as a “political tool”.
Alleging that there was a “sustained political attack” on him, 46-year-old Vadra claimed that BJP was using attacks on him as a “political tool whenever they need to divert public attention”.
“He is trying to gain sympathy by twisting the facts in the case. Not all businessmen get involved in sham transactions. Without paying a penny nobody makes a windfall gain of Rs 45 to 50 crore in a single transaction by just selling of 3 acres of land and without investing a penny.
“Not every businessman gets involved in money laundering, shell companies and non existent land allotees. He is complaining too much. The problem is he has used his political connections and the influence wielded by the Gandhis in the governments of Haryana, Rajasthan and elsewhere and the facts speak for themselves,” Rao said.