The BJP on Sunday said there should be an inquiry into social activist Arvind Kejriwal’s allegation against Robert Vadra on his dealings with DLF.
“If a company which has a debt of Rs. 22,000 crore, which is paying an interest rate of 15 per cent of it, lends Rs. 65 crore to someone, then there should be an inquiry into it. Those involved in it should come up with concrete clarifications to put an end to the issue,” said BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar.
He said the BJP did try to raise this issue in Parliament but was denied permission.
Mr. Javadekar said: “The Congress had promised that States would be consulted before taking any decision on foreign direct investment but it has not kept its promise. This amounts to betrayal of the people of this country.”
“FDI in retail is not an economic reform but an attempt to divert people’s attention from the corruption that has taken place in this government’s tenure. The CWG scam, the 2G scam, the Antrix scam, the coal scam and now this new scam has come to light. There is corruption in the allotment of blocks of minerals available on the seashore as well,” he said.
On Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s controversial comments on the coal scam, Mr. Javadekar said: “Mr. Shinde is wrong. People never forgot the Bofors. Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress had to pay a heavy price for it in the elections. This government will pay the same price for the coal scam.”
Asked about the charges levelled by Mumbai-based activist Anjali Damania against Nitin Gadkari, Mr. Javadekar said there were no allegations against the BJP president.