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Modi says no witch-hunt against Vadra



NEW DELHI: Days after a few voices in the Bharatiya Janata Party threatened to probe Robert Vadra, Narendra Modi said there will be no vengeful action against the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi if the party is voted to power. 
 
"The main focus of the BJP-led government will be to fulfil promises it has made to people and it will work with a positive attitude. It will not be vindictive towards anyone. I have paid the price for the past 12 years due to others' vindictiveness. I will not follow that," Modi said in an interview to TV9.
 Modi's comments are in stark contrast to what his own party spokespersons have been asserting in the past few days that the BJP will probe Vadra, if it forms a government at the centre.Stating that 'issues around Vadra are serious', the BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday had said that there will be a probe against Vadra, while asserting that the 'corrupt will not be spared'.
"We will not spare the corrupt. Each one who has looted public money will be booked," Naqvi said.Earlier on Saturday, another senior BJP leader Uma Bharati, had declared that if her party comes to power at the centre then the Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law will be sent to jail for committing 'several faslsehoods'.
Interestingly, Modi had himself targeted Vadra during his earlier speeches. During a rally in Rajasthan on April 7, the BJP's PM candidate attacked Vadra over his alleged land deals.
 
He said, "Gujarat and Rajasthan are very similar and in Gujarat, we have set up solar power plants. In Rajasthan, they (the Congress) put up boards of solar power but it became damaad (son-in-law) power."
"We heard all types of power but here we hear damaad power," Modi said.
"In the name of solar power, you took land and gave land to your son-in-law for his benefit," he alleged.On April 3, Modi had targeted Vadra while taking a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Kurukshetra in Haryana.He said, "I had said the country needs a chowkidaar and I will serve you like a chowkidaar. Shehzada said the country needs 125 crore countrymen as chowkidaars. I ask him, will his jijaji (brother-in-law) be a chowkidaar too? Will he guard land?"In 2012, Vadra was accused by Arvind Kejriwal, an anti-corruption crusader, of taking an interest-free loan of Rs 65 crores and heavy bargains on land from DLF Limited in exchange for political favours.