Activist Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was ready to face defamation case if his allegations against Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra are proven false.

“I am ready to face defamation charges if the allegations against Robert Vadra are proven wrong. Why is the Congress silent on the merits of the case?” Mr. Kejriwal said.

His remarks came a day after he and lawyer Prashant Bhushan alleged that Mr. Vadra had bought property worth crores of rupees between 2007 and 2010 with an “unsecured interest free loan” of Rs 65 crore given by DLF.

The Congress on Saturday dismissed the demand for a probe into the allegations and dubbed the activists as “B Team of BJP”.

“An inquiry into what? Is a business transaction between two private entities duly reported to the statutory authorities illegal? Is it a crime?” party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.

Asked about Mr. Kejriwal daring Mr. Vadra to file a defamation case against him, he said “we do not need advice from such a person who is making charges to further his politics”.

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