Dhingra Commission political vendetta: Congress

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Dhingra Commission political vendetta: Congress

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed as “political vendetta” the Dhingra Commission set up by Haryana’s BJP government to probe some land deals in the state including those of a company of party President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

It also noted that the party had during its long stint in power never harassed the financiers of its political opponents including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Whatever Commission it is, this is political vendetta of the worst order,” senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here.

“The Congress party ruled for decades. And we knew the business houses that were funding the BJP. But a Congress government right from the time of (Prime Minister) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, never harassed or raided those who were funding the BJP,” he added.

The one-man Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission of Inquiry, set up by the Manohar Lal Khattar government in May 2015, had submitted its 182-page report on August 31 last year.

The Congress, which had on Friday too called it a “vendetta”, had also termed it “null and void” as Vadra and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had not received any notices from the Commission.

The Economic Times citing unnamed people familiar with the Dhingra Commission report said Vadra made an “illegal profit” of over Rs 50 crore from a 2008 land deal without investing a penny.

It said the committee had probed transactions between Onkareshwar Properties and Vadra-owned Skylight Hospitality and subsequently between Skylight and developer DLF.

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