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BJP Targets Rahul, Priyanka over Land Deals; Congress Dismisses Allegation as 'Baseless, Fake'

Randeep Singh Surjewala said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his favourites are resorting to levelling completely baseless and fake allegations against Rahul Gandhi.

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Updated:March 13, 2019, 4:51 PM IST
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BJP Targets Rahul, Priyanka over Land Deals; Congress Dismisses Allegation as 'Baseless, Fake'
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New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday dragged Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into alleged corruption involving land deals, claiming the opposition party has come to define "family corruption" by "institutionalising" graft.

Citing a media report, Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani told reporters that Robert Vadra is "merely a mask" in the controversial land deals and his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi is the "real face".

Dismissing the allegations, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Facing imminent defeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his favourites are resorting to levelling completely baseless and fake allegations".

At a press conference, Irani said, "The country has come to know that the brother-in-law (Rahul) is also involved with his 'jija' (Robert Vadra) in this family package of corruption".

Referring to the report, Irani claimed that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra purchased land in a deal involving H L Pahwa, who was raided by the Enforcement Directorate, and Mahesh Kumar Nagar, who also had a role in land transaction involving Robert Vadra.

Pahwa, she said, was lent money by C C Thampi who is "friends" with controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

The BJP leader claimed that Gandhi's opposition to a defence deal, an apparent reference to the Rafale transaction, was due to his "financial and family" interests as he wanted a rival company to bag the contract.

The Congress president should answer about his relations with Pahwa in these land transactions, Irani said.

To a question about Union minister Ananth Hegde's controversial comments against the Gandhi family, including Sonia Gandhi, Irani parried the query saying she had not

heard his statement but added that she was at the receiving end of the "same team Rahul Gandhi" when it comes to commenting against women.

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