Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench has accepted the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought the Prime Minister's Office to order a probe on the land deals between businessman Robert Vadra who is also the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress and the biggest real estate firm in India, DLF.
Nutan Thakur who runs an NGO had filed the PIL two days ago which was admitted today. Mr Vadra was not the other party in the petition but it was the PMO. Center was granted a period of three weeks before the objections were filed. The case would be heard on November 21.
Prashant Bhushan and Kejriwal had attacked Vadra a few days ago saying that he had underhand deals with DLF whilst gaining a Rs. 65 crore loan for no interest and also buying luxurious apartments at dirt cheap prices. They also blamed the Congress government in Haryana which allegedly allowed DLF to take over land that was reserved for public projects.
DLF and Vadra both dismissed the allegations as meaningless and fallacious. Haryana Government too had rejected the claims of the activists mentioning that the land meant for setting up a hospital was released in their favor after the realty firm had come forward.