Mumbai: Lambasting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over corruption charges, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Tuesday said the people have now witnessed both right and wrong.
“The people have now witnessed both right and wrong. It will be revealed in the future. But it is very much necessary to have proof before blaming someone. It was wrong that I was blamed without testimony,” Vadra told reporters.
Vadra, who has been at the receiving end of Kejriwal’s accusations of dubious land deals, took a dig on the Delhi Chief Minister through his Facebook post.
“From inception in 2010, the people who threw baseless, false accusations at me are now having to face a similar plight. That too from an insider who claims to have substantial proof,” Vadra said.
“Well, I’ve borne so many false accusations from various politicians, mostly to gain publicity for themselves or divert the public mind from important national issues that I’d like to see how this one plays out. Had been on the receiving end, of a political and media campaign to malign me,” he added.
Vadra wished Kejriwal to come out clean in the matter for the sake of people of Delhi who trusted the AAP leader by giving him an enormous majority to lead.
“I sincerely wish Mr. Kejriwal all the best. I hope he comes out clean for the sake of the people who believed in him. Also for the respect of his immediately family, especially the children, for whom such trials by media, of those they love and look up to are painful and sad,” Vadra said.
Nearly five years ago, Kejriwal was among the first ones to have accused Vadra of benefiting from land deals made in Haryana when the Congress was in power for 10 years.
The deals were held up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during poll campaigns for years as proof of massive corruption on Congress watch.
Vadra has consistently rejected the allegations that were inquired into by a commission set up by the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana.
Last month, wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra issued a statement that her finances were separate from those of her husband and his company.