Hours before the Enforcement Directorate’s grilling in connection with the Bikaner land scam, businessman Robert Vadra slammed the ‘this vindictive government’ for ‘harassing’ his mother. In a long Facebook post, Vadra questioned the timing of the probe and intent behind summoning his mother. He also wrote about his family’s personal tragedy and how his mother suffered harrowing time. “So here we are my 75 year old mother n me in Jaipur to depose in front of the Enforcement Directorate. Not understanding the lows of this vindictive government to be harassing a senior citizen, who the world knows has lost her daughter in a car crash, her ailing son to diabetes, and her husband as well,” Vadra wrote on his Facebook wall.
According to Vadra, Maureen was staying with him so that both son and mother can share their grief. Now, the ED officials are portraying that in bad light. “Three deaths n all I did was to ask her to spend time with me in my office, so I can look after her and we both could grieve on our losses, while spending time together. Now she is being accused, maligned and called to be interrogated, for spending time in my office,” Vadra said.
More importantly, Vadra questioned the timing of the entire questioning. He also lamented on the last week’s grilling. “Since I have already been interrogated for 3 days in Delhi’ headquarters, of the Enforcement Directorate. If there was any issue or any illegality, which was found by government, why did it take them 4 years n 8 months, to call me a month before campaigning begins for the General elections,” Vadra wrote.
Vadra slammed the ruling government and called the ED probe as an election gimmick. “Do they think people in India do not view it as an election gimmick ?! As I always have adhered to rules and overall being a disciplined person, I have the ability to sustain any amount of hours of questioning and having nothing to hide, I will answer every question with respect n dignity. This too shall pass and will make me stronger. What goes around comes around. God is with us !!,” his Facebook post said.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband was questioned on three occasion in connection with ‘benami’ property in London. On previous occasions, Vadra was grilled for his alleged links with absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and his cousin Sumit Chadha. Vadra was grilled for about eight hours by ED officials on Saturday. Even on Friday, he was interrogated for about nine hours. On Thursday, the questioning continued for more than five hours.