New Delhi: Activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed Robert Vadra has not answered questions on his links with DLF and described the clarifications of the realty major as ‘half truths and lies’.
Reacting to Vadra’s remarks that he and Prashant Bhushan were maligning him and his family to ‘gain cheap publicity’, Kejriwal said, “Robert Vadra has questioned our motives that is not important. He has not replied to the questions that we have raised.”
Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, dismissed as ‘utterly false, entirely baseless and defamatory’ the allegations over his property dealings with DLF and that Congress governments favoured the company after it provided him benefits.
DLF, on its part, on Saturday rejected the allegations that it had given unsecured loans to Vadra as a ‘quid pro quo’ for favours and said it had transparent dealing with him as an individual entrepreneur.
“DLF has issued a response. It is full of half truths and lies. A lot of information has been suppressed. But does Vadra stand by DLF response or does he have another version? I would appreciate his version,” Kejriwal said.
He said he will not be able to respond to the specific issues in DLF’s response on Sunday as his team is working on it.
“I had gone through the DLF response curiously. It is clear that there are a lot of information that they have suppressed…It will not be correct for me to respond now. We will issue a detailed response tomorrow.”
“I just want to know if Robert Vadra has the same response or if he has a different version. He did not respond to any of the specific issues we have raised,” Kejriwal said.
In a statement yesterday, DLF had said it had given Rs 65 crore as ‘business advances’ out of which Rs 15 crore was fully refunded and Rs 50 crore was used for purchase of land.
Rejecting the allegations made by Kejriwal and Bhushan that the company favoured Vadra, DLF had said it neither received any undue benefit from any state governments nor was it allotted any land by Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan governments.