From the India Against Corruption versus Vadra and DLF issue, it appears that the IAC has levelled frivolous accusations with an intention to malign Robert Vadra and, through him, Sonia Gandhi and the Congress. It has ignored the fact that a balance sheet does not always show the total cost of the property purchased; it only shows the amount which is paid during and up to a financial year. Although complete facts are not in my knowledge, my experience of more than 37 years of dealing with such matters tells me there does not appear to be much wrong done by Mr. Vadra. He is being shown in a poor light only because of his decision to keep quiet. Unless he wants to be a martyr to calumny and damage the political career of his in-laws, he should break his silence.
If the Congress feels that an attack on Mr. Vadra is an attack on the party itself (Oct. 9), it is all the more necessary for it to clear the air. But the Finance Minister has said that a private transaction ought not to be questioned on the basis of insinuations. Since Mr. Vadra is the son-in-law of Ms Gandhi, his financial affairs cannot be deemed private.
It is quite amusing to see that a battery of Congress spokespersons and Union Ministers has been pressed into service to defend Mr. Vadra and his case. If Mr. Vadra is a private individual and has no political connection with the Congress, why are so many Congressmen giving clarifications and explanations justifying the deals between Robert Vadra and DLF, which to an ordinary citizen seem dubious?
All the Congress leaders supporting Mr. Vadra are only making noise, not putting forth evidence of his innocence. The BJP has once again failed to take up the issue. Even when the coal scam was exposed, the party only disrupted Parliament rather than allow any meaningful discussions. One wonders whether it is keeping mum because of the fear that if it points a finger at the Congress, the other four fingers will point at it.
S. Parvathy Madhavi,
Suddenly, laissez faire seems to have become the catchword. Television news channels too are handling the case with kid gloves almost as if they are afraid of the repercussions. Everything Arvind Kejriwal says is being prefixed with words like, “alleged, according to,” etc.
To a layman, it is clear that things are wrong. Why is everyone putting the onus of proof on Mr. Kejriwal? Strange, very strange for a democracy!
Vasant Anand Amin,