New Delhi: In what can spell more trouble for the Congress, a fresh report by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India claims that Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s company made a profit of Rs 44 crore in a land deal with real estate bigwig DLF, as per reports on Sunday.
According to an English daily, the CAG report claims that the then Congress government in Haryana went out of the way to benefit Vadra. In a breach of law, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s government had let Vadra gain Rs 44 crore and did not recover Rs 41 crore profit he made by selling the land.
Furthermore, the report states that Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality Private Limited was granted permission to develop a commercial colony with only Rs one lakh. The concerned department had ignored to check the financial capacity of the coloniser.
The CAG report states that as per the bilateral agreement the developer was required to retain a profit of Rs 2.15 crore post development of the project. However, Vadra’s firm had earned Rs 43.66 crore by selling this licence to DLF, but failed to deposit Rs 41.51 crore profit in government’s account.
Meanwhile, newly elected Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that the law will take its own course on the land deals scam.
The revelation by the newspaper on CAG report comes a day after Vadra stirred a hornet’s nest by pushing away a journalist’s mic when quizzed about the alleged land deal scam.
Vadra had gone to attend the inauguration ceremony of a fitness centre in Delhi’s Ashoka Hotel when the journalist posed a question to him on land deals.
The news agency also alleged that Vadra’s security personnels later assaulted the cameraman and reporter and threatened them that they will get the video deleted.
“Are you serious, are you serious? Put your camera off. Are you nuts?” uttered Vadra while responding to the journalist’s question.