While reports kept pouring in that Sonia Gandhi has come out in defence of her son-in-law, all guns blazing, asking her party members to refute Arvind Kejriwal's claims, law minister Salman Khurshid appeared on the Newshour debate on Times Now to explain how 'corporate deals depend on personal relations'.
Instead of refuting Prashant Bhushan's claims, Khurshid at first retorted asking if Robert Vadra didn't have a right to 'an occupation'. Later he added that most corporate deals are made over personal relations. He went on to say that some people get some favours because they are trust-worthy people.
"We don't have a problem with the facts. These are facts available with the Income Tax department. We have a problem with the interpretation of these facts as corruption."
"It's sad that Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal are making such allegations to shame the Congress leadership and further their political ambitions."
"Let them give us substantive proof of their allegations. Let them give us proof that will be verified by agencies and courts and then level such allegations," said Khurshid.
Senior Congress leader Jayanti Natarajan added, "Since IAC has broken up and they are fighting within themselves, they are resorting to such claims to gain some cheap publicity."
First Published On : Oct 5, 2012 21:30 IST