On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Robert Vadra, Son-in-law of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi broke his silence on allegations by BJP on him and accused BJP of indulging in baseless political witch hunt against him since the last four years.
On Tuesday, September 25, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra alleged that UPA government scrapped the Rafale deal after years of negotiations because Robert Vadra, Son-in-Law of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, was not getting his commission.
Patra claimed that documents related to deal negotiations were found during a raid in 2016, which include the first class air tickets to Munich and photographs of a flat in London that were offered to Vadra by Bhandari for finalizing the deal.
In response to the allegations by BJP leader, Robert Vadra wrote in a Facebook post, “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 whether it’s the falling rupee, soaring oil prices or this latest number, 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. Instead, they should man up with their 56” chests and tell the nation the truth about the RAFALE deal rather than hiding behind a bunch of lies that the people are fed up of hearing them repeat!!”.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) September 26, 2018
Process of Rafale fighter jets procurement started in 2007 during UPA government and it was scrapped by the government in 2012. The deal was finalized in 2016 to by ruling NDA government when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Paris.