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BJP Rakes Up My Name Every Time They Are Cornered, Alleges Robert Vadra

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| September 27 , 2018 , 14:04 IST

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law businessman Robert Vadra, slammed the BJP for recently involving his name in the Rafale deal, and alleged that the ruling BJP rakes up his name every time they are 'cornered for bad governance'.

MoS Agriculture and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday alleged that the Congress cancelled the UPA government's defence deal for the Rafale fighter jets as Robert Vadra's company could not become the middleman.

“Congress wanted to use Sanjay Bhandari company and Robert Vadra company as a middleman (for this deal). And when their attempt failed to materialize, they want to take revenge by ending this deal,” Shekhawat said.

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Robert Vadra took to Facebook to give his official statement and slam the BJP.

"It used to amaze me in the beginning, but now it has become a wholesale farce that the BJP rakes up my name every time they are cornered for bad governance.Whether its the falling rupee, soaring oil prices or this latest number," wrote Vadra.

"When they have been totally exposed selling out the nation on Rafale. Having all the agencies under their beck and call....no one knows better than the present government and the BJP that they have indulged in a baseless political witch hunt against me, for the last 4 years," he said.  

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in a press conference on Tuesday, claimed that after the government initiated a probe against Bhandari, several documents of arms deal negotiations were found in raid in 2016, including papers on the Rafale deal.

"Is it not true that the deal wasn't finalised because you (Vadra) didn't receive commission and Dassualt refused to deal with you? BJP presented all the facts in a PC & questioned Rahul Gandhi, and Robert Vadra is answering them. Is Rahul Gandhi equal to Robert Vadra?" Sambit Patra questioned.