Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Congress refuses to discuss Vadra issue in Parliament, dares BJP to move court

Rejecting BJP's demand that the government give a reply in Parliament on the issue, party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit said, "He (Vadra) is an individual. Not a member of House. We do not discuss individuals in Parliament"


Congress refuses to discuss Vadra issue in Parliament, dares BJP to move court (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Unfazed by the aggressive stance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Robert Vadra land deals controversy, the Congress on Tuesday ruled out discussion on the issue in Parliament and dared Yashwant Sinha to move court after he sought a probe by Special Investigating Team (SIT) into the matter.

Rejecting BJP's demand that the government give a reply in Parliament on the issue, party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit said, "He (Vadra) is an individual. Not a member of House. We do not discuss individuals in Parliament".

"There are large number of forums in the country. They are welcome to go anywhere they like.... If he (Sinha) feels, he can go to the court. Nobody is stopping him or anybody else from either approaching the court or the government of Haryana," Dikshit said.

Sinha had earlier on Tuesday demanded that a Special Investigating Team be set up to inquire into the land deals of Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Dikshit also refused to comment on the BJP leader's acerbic remarks about Vadra's "business model" and stuck to the party's stand that the issue is state specific and hence Sinha is "welcome to give any feedback to Haryana government".

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BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad held that the issue involves "manipulation" of a nationalised bank document thereby becoming "clearly a national subject".

"It is an issue of Haryana government. Land belongs to the state government not Parliament and central government...what is not in our purview, we can't discuss. These are personal allegations. In any case, we do not discuss individuals in Parliament. An individual, who is not a member of House," Dikshit contended.

To a question on whether Congress was with Vadra, he said, "We are always with the truth."

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