Vadra land deals: BJP hints it may rake up issue again in Parl

New Delhi: The BJP today hinted that it could again rake up in Parliament the land dealings involving Robert Vadra.

"After the scams relating to the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocation and Coalgate, the one concerning the son-in-law will also be brought out", party leader Ananth Kumar said in the Lok Sabha today.

 Vadra land deals: BJP hints it may rake up issue again in Parl

Robert Vadra. PTI

Kumar made the remark while initiating a discussion on the supplementary demands for grants (general).

Vadra is the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Last month, BJP had sought to corner the government over alleged irregularities in land deals in Haryana involving Vadra, disrupting Parliament and demanding a probe by a Special Investigative Team.

BJP members had created a storm in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha by demanding a debate on the issue, which was rejected by the government.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament House, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said though state-related issues were not discussed in parliament, his party was willing to discuss the issue of Gujarat police officer D G Vanzara if the charges levelled by Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka about Vadra's land dealings are also taken up.

Naidu said the ruling party had "become silent" on discussing charges levelled by Vanzara because they felt a discussion of Khemka would be "embarassing" for them, a charge which denied by Congress.

"The practice in parliament has been not to discuss state-related matters. If they want to have a change of it, let there be a consensus on this. Let us discuss every state issue including the issue of Haryana small farmer. That is the stand taken by BJP," Naidu told reporters.

"That's why we have taken this stand, if you want to discuss IPS, then discuss IAS also - Khemka of Haryana and then move forward. For that, immediately, the other side became silent because they know if the debate goes on... it'll become embarassing for the ruling party," Naidu said.

PTI

Updated Date: Sep 05, 2013 21:47:07 IST