Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Adviser T.K.A. Nair today insisted that “no irregularity or illegality” was involved in the allotment of plots to his niece and a friend in Bangalore, in 2008.

Mr. Nair said he had sought “all the relevant facts” in this matter even as he dismissed as “absolutely baseless” any linkage to the Tatra truck deal.

“My attention has been drawn to media reports about the alleged irregular allotment of residential plots of the Housing Cooperative Society of BEML to my relatives and family friends. To the best of my knowledge no irregularity or illegality was involved in the allotments,” Mr. Nair said in a statement here.

“I have requested the PMO to obtain all the relevant facts of this matter through the Department of Defence Production,” he said.

“The insinuation linking these allotments with the Tatra deal is absolutely baseless,” he added.

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