Priyanka’s- Robert Vadera Given Highest Previlages-Why?

After Robert Vadra got married with Priyanka Gandhi, Robert's father

committed suicide under mysterious circumstances, his brother found

dead in his Delhi residence and his sister found dead in mysterious

car accident. These reports were not published in any Indian media.

He is having stakes in Malls in premier locations of India, he is

having stakes in DLF IPL, and DLF itself. He was involved in CWG

corruption - DLF was responsible for development of Commonwealth

games, and Kalmadi gave favoritism to DLS because of Robert Vadra's

direct interest and business partnership with DLF.

Robert Vadra owns many Hilton Hotels including Hilton Gardens New Delhi.

Robert Vadra's association with Kolkata Knight Riders has never

been reported by Indian media.

He has 20% ownership in Unitech, Biggest beneficiary ownership

of 2G Scam. Because of Robert's involvement in this scam, there are

concerns that investigation would never reach decisive conclusion.

He owns prime property in India specially commercial hubs, and

taxi business but for Air Taxi. He owns few private planes as well.

He has direct link with Italian businessman Quatrochi.

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has created a record of

sorts by according special privilege to Robert Vadra, which

entails him to walk in and out of any Indian airports without

being subject to any security check. Only the President of India,

Vice-President and a handful of other top dignitaries were accorded

this rare distinction.  



‘Vadra Has 20% Stake In Unitech’

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has now charged that Union home minister P Chidambaram and son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra, too are involved in the multi-crore 2G Spectrum scam.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Mr Swamy also claimed that Tamil Nadu chief minister’s wife and daughter, who were recently examined by the CBI, may also be made accused in the case, the DNA newspaper reports.

The Times of India also has a newswire story today which quotes Mr Swamy as saying:

 “I will seek the PM’s sanction to prosecute Chidambaram. I will also seek the sanction of the PM for the prosecution of Sonia Gandhi, heading the National Advisory Council, for corruption”

While the story does not cite any reasons why he seeks to prosecute Ms Gandhi, the agency story has a cryptic remark on Mr Chidambaram:

He said a cabinet committee had directed former communications minister A Raja and the then finance minister, Chidambaram, to arrive at the price at which the 2G radio waves were to be sold. Swamy alleged that after becoming the home minister, Chidambaram did not pass the information to Raja.

DNA newspaper has more details and a by-lined story by Kumar Chellappan quoted Mr Swamy as saying:

“Vadra has 20% stake in Unitech, one of the telecom operators which benefited through the allocation of second generation mobile telephony spectrum by former union minister A Raja. He is the beneficiary of illegal payments generated through the spectrum scam and Commonwealth Games contracts,” Swamy said.

“The prime minister had asked Chidambaram, then the finance minister, to sit with Raja and decide the price at which the second generation mobile telephony spectrum could be sold. The duo decided to sell spectrum at 2001 prices, causing huge loss to the government. Moreover, Chidambaram did not inform the prime minister about the decision till 2008,” Swamy said.

He said Chidambaram was informed by the then home minister Sivaraj Patil that Etisalat and Telenor, two foreign telecom players, should not be allowed to operate in India. “Etisalat had links with the Pakistani spy agency ISI and Dawood Ibrahim while Telenor had Chinese links. Chidambaram did not tell Raja about this information. Later also when he took over as the home minister, he kept the information to himself,” Swamy said.

The Janata Party president said he would approach the prime minister seeking permission to include Chidambaram as an accused in the second generation mobile telephony spectrum case after the Tamil Nadu assembly election. “It will be better for Chidambaram to resign by that time,” he said.’

Unlike the TOI story, however, the DNA story is silent on his alleged remarks on Ms Gandhi. Mr Swamy had last week claimed on Twitter that he “may file for sanction to prosecute” Mrs Sonia Gandhi “this mid-April”.

Last week, there had been reports of Mr Vadra’s association with leading real estate firm DLF, on which The Financial Express had editorialised:

….we welcome Vadra’s statement when he says, he has served a legal notice on realty firm BPTP Ltd for claiming that several of its projects were part-owned by Vadra. For the government and the Congress party, however, the problem is more serious. Given how many clearances a real estate firm needs from government, for land-usage to be changed, for FSI levels and a lot more, there will always be fingers pointed if the UPA chief’s son-in-law has business dealings with a firm getting these permissions. The onus is now on the government and the Congress party to show that the clearances it is giving are not under any form of influence.

There has been a buzz that the BJP was hesitant to make it into an issue because the son-in-law of former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee, Mr Ranjan Bhattacharya, has also been under the scanner, as his name cropped up during Radia tapes and then again in the Wikileaks cables:

[Satish] Sharma mentioned that he was also exploring the possibility of trying to get former Prime Minister Vajpayee’s son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya to speak to BJP representatives to try to divide the BJP ranks.

In this regard, on Twitter, Mr Swamy was asked:

@Swamy39 Atal Bihari Vajpayee ‘s son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya seem 2 B well connected w/ congress.What makes him so close 2 congress?

To which he replied:

@seshadri :Because he is a crook.He rose from being waiter-Oberoi- to 5 star Hotel chain owner in six years of his father in law as PM.

On Monday, March 14, the Economic Times carried a story on Mr Robert Vadra, titled
Robert Vadra ties up with DLF, makes low-key entry into Real estate business, which pointed out, inter alia:

DLF has given loans to Vadra ‘s companies

DLF has also extended loans to various companies owned by Vadra. Some of these are unsecured loans or debt without any collateral. As on March 2009, Sky Light Hospitality had received unsecured loans amounting to Rs 25 crore from DLF Ltd. As on March 2010, only Rs 10 crore remained. It ‘s unclear from the statement of accounts if the rest was paid back or written off. Sky Light Hospitality has, in turn, loaned money to other Vadraowned companies such as Blue Breeze Trading Pvt Ltd, North India IT Parks Pvt Ltd, Real Earth Estates Pvt Ltd and Sky Light Realty Pvt Ltd.

Blue Breeze Trading, a company incorporated in 2007 with Vadra and his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as first directors and equal shareholders, is in the business of chartering aircraft. The company, however, seems to have done little business, apart from acquiring agricultural land. Priyanka Gandhi ceased to be a director as on July 2008. She is no longer a shareholder. Real Earth Estates Pvt Ltd also had a Rs 5 crore loan directly from DLF on its books as on March 2010.

The joint venture firm Saket Courtyard Hospitality had received Rs 3.58 crore of unsecured loans from DLF Hotel Holdings Ltd, the group company that owned 50% stake in the JV. “The business relationship of DLF Group with Robert Vadra has been in his capacity as an individual entrepreneur and on a completely transparent and armslength basis.

The story was summed up by Mr Swapan Dasgupta, a journalist known to be close to the BJP, on Twitter as:

ET’s Vadra story drives home reality of crony capitalism. DLF pays Vadra 2 buy its own properties at sharp discount & get secure equity 
Monday, March 14, 2011 10:47:38 AM
 via web

According to 1 opp leader, after Bofors “winding up charges”, IPL “sweat equity”, we R seeing emergence of “political equity” in Vadra case 
Monday, March 14, 2011 10:51:57 AM
 via web

On March 16, the TOI reported: BJP, Left to corner Cong on Vadra’s rise:

On Tuesday, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said, “The matter is a serious one and the party is gathering documents to aise it with the prominence it deserves.”

She said the party had “entrusted” leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley to collect facts on Vadra’s rise.

CPM leader Sitaram Yechury was on the same track. “It looks like a serious matter and our party is ascertaining facts and will come up with a structured reaction on this,” he said.

But the story began to change, as Mr Dasgupta tweeted on March 16:

Resistance in BJP on raising Vadra issue is from some a of its ex-Presidents
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:57:47 PM via Mobile Web

which led to the following exchange:

@swapan55 is it the person who has held the maximum terms as bjp president
5:12 PM Mar 16th via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to swapan55

@bhupendrachaube No 
6:04 PM Mar 16th
 via web in reply to bhupendrachaube

@bhupendrachaube No, wrong number
6:05 PM Mar 16th via web in reply to bhupendrachaube

@swapan55 ok, jai UP 
6:12 PM Mar 16th
 via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to swapan55

On March 17, the TOI reported:

Differences were evident at a meeting of BJP leaders in Parliament on Wednesday with some leaders advocating caution while some others felt Congress could be asked some questions on Vadra’s activities. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Saba Sushma Swaraj felt it would not be good form to target family members of political rivals.

Whether or not the possible counter-attack on the BJP’s own son-in-law, Mr Ranjan Bhattacharya, whose name keeps cropping up in Radia tapes and in Wikileaks cables, is one of the reasons for the BJP’s hesitation, has not found a mention in any of the discussions so far.

Since then, of course, the focus has shifted to the cash for vote wikileaks expose, but Mr Dasgupta has persisted in following the story on Twitter:

Notice how many of those who helped the UPA win the confidence vote & also helped Vadra’s business secured Padma awards? Not incl. media 
about 19 hours ago
 via web

Re: WikiLeak, don’t forget role of internal saboteurs in BJP. Some of this later confirmed in Radia tapes. One trojan horse got Padma too
about 17 hours ago via web

The controversy over Sant Singh Chatwal was public enough but perhaps Mr Dasgupta was alluding to Dr. Kushal Pal Singh, the chairman and CEO of DLF, getting a Padma Bhushan for 2009 and the prominent name in this list in his last tweet?



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  1. chandra mohan sinha says:

    so now another claimant to Nehru-Gandhi parivar has come forward to lay his claims to rule India,till now it was only Rahul and Priyanka,Robert Wadra Gandhi Nehru or is it Robert Wadra Nehru Gandhi?

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