PM Modi said that following the legal process, the court had sent several legal notices to Robert Vadra but the Congress never responded to any of them.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while talking exclusively to Republic TV Bharat on Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra and the National Herald case said that the delay in the case is primarily due to the Congress.
Modi said that India is a democracy and it has it's set of law and order and functions through it. Hence, following the legal process, the court had sent several legal notices to Robert Vadra but the Congress never responded to any of them.
"It's very easy to get a date moved in Indian courts and that is the reason behind the deferring of the case," the Prime Minister added.
He said that the law is taking its own course, hence the delay, adding, "If political mentors like me take the law in hand, Robert Vadra would be in the jail right away, but that is not the right way."
"It is you who question us if we take actions politically, and also you who scoff at us if actions are legally delayed, so what do we do?" Modi asked.
The accounts audits of a UAE-based company associated with Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra, show consistent transactions in big denominations without any actual business operations. The transactions were used to round trip money used by Vadra in buying 12 Ellerton House, Bryanston Square property in London, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) believes.
This money was originally received as kickback by arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari for brokering a deal between ONGC and Samsung Engineering Corporation Ltd during UPA regime in 2009, the ED has alleged so far.
It is on the basis of the audit reports of this company’s accounts — M/s Sky Lite Investment FZE, Dubai, owned by CC Thampi who is a close friend of Vadra — that the ED has been grilling Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law. Interestingly, Thampi’s company sounds much like the Sky Light Hospitality owned by Vadra in India.
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Last Updated Mar 29, 2019, 7:45 PM IST