Arvind Kejriwal says Robert Vadra got Rs 300-cr properties for ‘benefits’ to DLF


Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been given property worth Rs 300 crore by DLF in a series of "suspicious" transactions, India Against Corruption (IAC) alleged here on Friday. The transactions made on behalf of five companies owned by Vadra and his mother were quid pro quo for benefits granted to DLF by three Congress-ruled states of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi, it said.

A statement issued jointly by Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan also alleged that Priyanka Gandhi had been a director in some of these companies but resigned in 2007, and that in 2012, Vadra registered six new companies. They demanded a probe against Vadra under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

"An analysis of the balance sheets and audit reports of five companies set up by him (and owned exclusively by him and his mother) on or after 1/11/2007 show that the total share capital of these companies was just Rs 50 lakh and these companies together had no income from any legitimate business activity (except by way of interest derived from interest-free loans obtained from DLF). Yet during 2007-2010 they have acquired properties which were worth well over Rs 300 crore even at the time of their acquisition and are worth more than Rs 500 crore as of today. The ostensible seed money for this acquisition is shown to have come from unsecured interest-free loan from DLF Ltd (over Rs 65 crore)," read the statement.

The five companies whose balance sheets, submitted to the office of the Registrar of Companies, have been cited are Real Earth Estates Pvt Ltd, Sky Light Hospitality Pvt Ltd, Sky Light Realty Pvt Ltd, North India IT Parks Pvt Ltd and Blue Breeze Trading Pvt Ltd. Kejriwal said the balance sheets had been procured from the website of the Registrar of Companies and independently vetted by a reputed chartered accountant.

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