My 75-year-old mother and me in Jaipur: Robert Vadra lashes out at Modi govt on Facebook

Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has already been grilled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) three times for his involvement in a money laundering case, on Tuesday lashed out at what he called a "vindictive government" over the ED's summons to his 75-year-old mother Maureen Vadra along with him in a money-laundering case.

"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. 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. 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. 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!!" Vadra said in a Facebook post.

Vadra, along with his mother Maureen Vadra will appear before the ED on Tuesday for questioning in a money laundering case.

The mother-son duo, who came to Jaipur on Monday afternoon, reached the ED's office on Bhawani Singh Road.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also landed in Jaipur on Monday night to accompany her husband Robert Vadra to the ED office today after he was summoned for interrogation in connection with an alleged land scam in the state's Bikaner.

She was slated to spend the night and three more days in Lucknow but flew to Jaipur.

Last week in Delhi, Vadra was subjected to intense interrogation by the ED in connection with a money laundering probe against him for his alleged role in procuring assets abroad in an illegal manner.

The fresh summon by the ED comes after the Rajasthan High Court directed Vadra and his mother to cooperate with the ED, as Vadra did not report to the agency even after being sent three summons in the land scam case earlier.

Vadra and his mother's statements shall be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).