72cr mounting his total property wealth to Rs 324 cr in the same year.
New Delhi: Wall Street Journal has made a revelation in its latest report about Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been has been the focus of a number of real estate-related controversies.According to the report, Vadra had real estate wealth worth Rs 252 cr in 2012 and had sold a property worth Rs 72 cr mounting his total property wealth to Rs 324 cr in the same year.
The report has been calculated based on a review of company filings, land records and interviews with property experts.The report says that Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra had started buying properties from 2009 and the value of it rose 6 times going up to Rs 300 cr.It also adds that 44-year-old Vadra has only pursued education till high school but despite it and no experience in property development amassed a large real-estate portfolio.
Man who buys land for the Gandhi Family
Mahesh Nagar Nagar’s name appears on land office documents as the facilitator for land deals for India’s politically powerful Gandhi family. Over four years, from 2009 to 2012, Nagar bought and sold tracts of land in Rajasthan on behalf of Vadra.The report says that Mahesh Nagar also bought land for Vadra’s brother-in-law & Sonia’s son Rahul Gandhi in Haryana in 2008. He keeps a low profile and people do not know a lot about him. He told WSJ that he has never met the Gandhi family ever but has performed land dealings for them.
Meanwhile, Robert Vadra’s spokesperson has told ABP News that, "it is a political conspiracy to malign Vadra’s name and all dealings have been conducted through a legal process."“There should be a probe into Vadra's real estate transactions & action must be taken,” said BJP spokesperson Vijay Sonkar Shastri.The Haryana government in December, 2013 had charge sheeted Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka in connection with cancellation of the mutation of a land deal between Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Gurgaon in October 2012.