Dhingra panel report: BJP practising political vendetta of worst order, says Congress

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Ms Vadra in her clarification denied that she used a part of the money from the Skylight-DLF deal to buy land in Faridabad in Haryana.

"The source of funds for the aforesaid purchase was rental income of Smt".

His response came after a media report claimed that Vadra had been indicted by the Commission for making unlawful profits in a land deal in 2008.

The Commission was asked to probe alleged irregularities in grant of licences by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government for development of colonies, housing societies and commercial complexes in four Gurgaon villages.

Vadra land deals have seriously impacted the Congress' political fortunes by directly besmirching the Gandhis.

It further said that Vadra's wife Priyanka Gandhi's agricultural land in Amirpur village was also under the panel's scanner.

Skylight had bought land from Omkareshwar Properties in 2008 and later sold it off to DLF after a change in land use at a much higher price.

"The source of funds for this or any other property acquired by Priyanka has no relationship whatsoever with Robert Vadra's finances and/or Skylight Hospitality and no relationship whatsoever with (reality firm) DLF", the statement said.

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The public statement included that any charges made by the main day by day in the implied article or potentially any feature which besmirches the notoriety of Gandhi will give off an impression of being founded on unquestionably faulty archives and speak to a ponder, politically spurred and pernicious battle to besmirch and demolish her notoriety.

Hooda on Thursday also claimed that the Dhingra Commission report had been leaked by either the BJP government in the state or by its officers.

Senior Congress spokesperson Ghulam Nabi Azad wondered why the BJP government was stooping "so low to harass" Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra over his Haryana land deals.

"It will result in irreparable loss to the petitioner (Hooda), hence the newspaper be made as party and restrained from publishing contents of the report", Hooda said in an application that he withdrew later.

Political opponents of Robert Vadra had often raised questions about his company's land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan.

The reinvention of the Congress party can not be achieved if proverbial albatrosses which these corruption allegations amount to, keep hanging around the Gandhi family members' necks.

Whether or not this is "political vendetta", the fact that there are way too many skeletons in the Gandhi closet means a political revival at the moment nearly seems impossible.

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