This is just Amazing !
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- TATAs took 100 years to become billionaire, Ambanis took 50 years(after utilizing all its resources), where as Robert Vadra took less than 10 years to become fastest multi billionaire….
- All newspapers are scared to discuss the story of Robert Vadra because of severe threat from Sonia Gandhi and Congress govt.
- After Robert Vadra got married with Priyanka Gandhi, Robert’s father committed suicide under mysterious circumstances, his brother found dead in his delhi residence and his sister found dead in mysterious car accident. These reports were not published in any Indian media.
- He has 20% ownership in Unitech, Biggest beneficiary ownership of 2G Scam. Because of Robert’s involvement in this scam, there are concerns that investigation would never reach decisive conclusion…
- He owns prime property in India specially commercial hubs, and taxi business but for Air Taxi. He owns few private planes as well.
- He has direct link with Italian businessman Quatrochi. Ottavio Quattrocchi is an Italian businessman who was being sought until early 2009 in India for criminal charges for acting as a conduit for bribes in the Bofors scandal.
Hoax or Fact:
Mixture of hoax and facts.
Robert Vadra was born to Maureen and Rajendra Vadra who hails from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh and ran a brass and wood handicrafts business there. Robert Vadra married Priyanka Gandhi in 1997. It is fact that his father, Rajendra expressed displeasure of this marriage and consequently Robert Vadra was estranged from his father. In the year 2002, Robert Vadra issued a public notice against his father and brother, Richard stating that they were "duping" people with job promises at the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee and other favors. Later, Rajendra threatened to file a defamation case against his son. It is a fact that Robert Vadra's sister, Michelle died in a car accident in April 2001, and in 2003, his brother, Richard committed suicide. Robert's father was reported to have died of a heart attack in 2009, although credible sources claim it as a suicide. Robert vadra never commented or gave any media statements on these tragedies.
In the image section below, you can find the list of holdings of Robert Vadra, as mentioned by India Against Corruption (IAC), quoting corporate affairs ministry as source. And you can read the list of properties of Robert Vadra's group of companies, as claimed by Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan of India against corruption in a press release here. It is also enclosed with scanned copies of related proofs.
Robert Vadra, along with his mother Maureen Vadra, owns a company called Sky Light Hospitality Pvt Ltd, which is a partner in a partnership firm that owns business hotel Hilton Garden Inn in South Delhi, along with DLF Hotel Holdings and others. This happened in March, 2011 as Robert Vadra made a low-key entry into Real estate business with the association of DLF.
Vadra told Economic Times, "The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Saket is a small business hotel. I have interest in hospitality and am happy to be part of the hotel. I have known the DLF people for a long time and they are friends of mine. I had wanted to invest in real estate and one thing led to another. Right now, I can only be part of a small hotel. If I were taking favours from people I would be doing far bigger things. But I am doing this on my own. I can't expand immediately but I hope to expand a few years down the line."
There have been allegations from Indian politicians that Robert Vadra has links to Commonwealth games scam, because DLF was a major contractor of the Commonwealth games that were held in India in 2010. This is not yet proved. Recently, Arvind Kejriwal of India against corruption claimed that DLF gave generous loans up to 65 crores to Vadra companies, some without collateral. Arvind Kejriwal and the opposition party BJP demanded the government to probe into these corrupt property deals and the possible benefits Robert Vadra may have received. You can read the complete list of their accusations against Robert Vadra here.
Following these accusations, Robert Vadra responded saying:
"I am a private law abiding citizen who has been engaged in business over the last 21 years. The allegations levelled against me by Shri Kejriwal and Shri Bhushan are utterly false, entirely baseless and defamatory. My business transactions are fully reflected in financial statements filed before appropriate government authorities in compliance with the law. They are available in the public domain to anyone interested in knowing the truth. I am saddened by the attempt of Shri Kejriwal and Shri Bhushan to deliberately misrepresent numbers contained in my financial statements, manufacture lies and malign my family in order to gain cheap publicity for them and for the launch of their political party."
"At no stage was a interest free loan ever given to the Skylight group. There were two sets of Business Advances against purchase of property, one of which amounting to Rs. 50 crores resulted in a satisfactory conclusion of purchase of commercial land and the second advance of Rs. 15 crores was fully refunded."
You can read their complete explanation here.
The government ruled out their appeal to probe into business dealings between Robert Vadra and the realty giant DLF, while IAC claim to fight further and BJP Party is keen to raise the issue in Parliament.
The allegations linking Robert Vadra with IPL, DLF and Kolkata Knight Riders started after a press release of Dr.Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party of India, in 2010, linking the controversy in IPL bidding to Congress MP Mr. Rajiv Shukla, who is also the Chairman of BCCI’s Finance Committee. You can read it here. This is not yet proved.
Subramanian Swamy has also charged Union home minister P Chidambaram and Robert Vadra with involvement in the multi-crore 2G Spectrum scam. Below is his quote:
“Vadra has 20% stake in Unitech, one of the telecom operators which benefited through the allocation of second generation mobile telephony spectrum by former union minister A Raja. He is the beneficiary of illegal payments generated through the spectrum scam and Commonwealth Games contracts.”
But this is not yet proved.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with her husband Robert Vadra was a director in less known charter services provider called Blue Breeze Trading. IAC team alleges that this company received corporate favours in the form of inter-corporate loans. Also, the financial transactions of this company are reportedly not transparent. You can read all about it here.
Ottavio Quattrocchi is an Italian businessman who was criminally charged for bribes in Bofors scandal until early 2009 in India. You can read all about him and the controvertial dealing of bofors scandal here. There were speculations that Ottavio Quattrocchi came close to Rajiv Gandhi through his wife Sonia Gandhi, and Ottavio Quattrocchi's financier son, Massimo Quattrocchi, is believed to be a childhood friend of Sonia Gandhi's children Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. It is believed that Robert Vadra met Priyanka Gandhi through his alleged expatriate friend Ottavio Quattrocchi. The links between Quattrocchi and Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi were also brought into light by one of the press releases of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, claiming to show related proofs as well. You can read it here - press release dated 15, April 2011, point numbers 15, 20, 21, 22. But these links are not yet proved.
It is a fact that Robert Vadra has special privilege of not to be frisked at civil airports along with president of India and other VVIPs. In the image section, you can see a picture of the order of Indian Bureau of Civil Aviation Security showing Robert Vadra's name at last. When a group called RTI Anonymous filed an RTI questioning this special privilege given to Robert Vadra, the ministry of RTI replied saying that this exemption is because he is a “special case”.
“Shri Robert Vadra has been granted exemption from pre-embarkation security checks at all civil airports in the country on the recommendation of this ministry as a special case as he is married to a SPG protectee, i.e. Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in consultation with central security agencies.”
The reply further stated, “The details in this regard are exempted from disclosure under Section 24(1) of the RTI Act 2005. Shri Vadra has been exempted from pre-embarkation security checks at all civil airports only while travelling with SPG protectee.”
This means that Robert Vadra won’t be frisked when he is travelling with Priyanka Gandhi only.
The conclusion is that most of these allegations against Robert Vadra did happen, but are not yet proved. The link here gives a snapshot of his rise after getting married to Priyanka Gandhi.
Controversy in Vadra family
Death of Robert Vadra's father
IAC Accusations on Robert Vadra
Robert Vadra and DLF accused of illicit links
Robert Vadra's response to Avind Kejriwal's allegations
Sonia Gandhi and Congress defend Robert Vadra
Robert Vadra ties up with DLF
Why Robert Vadra not frisked at airports
Vadra has 20% stake in Unitech
Govt rules out probe, IAC hits back