Arvind Kejriwal claims that a white paper would show that the transactions between DLF and Robert Vadra are not transactions between two friends but a consideration for the favours showered upon DLF by the Haryana government
Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that the Haryana government has showered immense benfits on the DLF group, which in turn has offered the same benefit to Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. While making more allegations, the anti-corruption activist demanded a white paper on relations between the Haryana government and the DLF group and formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter.
“A white paper would show that the transactions between DLF and Robert Vadra are not transactions between two friends but a consideration for the favours showered upon DLF by the Haryana government,” Kejriwal said.
In his second round of allegations, the India Against Corruption (IAC) activist alleged that the Haryana government vide notifications on 6 December 2006 and 9 March 2007, allowed DLF to use 30 acres of land, which was reserved for construction of a hospital, for its Special Economic Zone (SEZ). This decision was reversed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while passing on strictures against the Haryana government, Kejriwal said.
He said, Robert Vadra was a majority stakeholder in DLF SEZ for about a year.” DLF SEZ Holdings Pvt Ltd was incorporated on 2 February 2007. Next year on 13 October 2008, North India IT Parks Pvt Ltd (a Robert Vadra group company) bought almost 50% stake in DLF SEZ. However, in 2009 the stake was sold back to DLF. What role did he play in that one year when DLF SEZ was in Mr Vadra’s control?” Kejriwal asked.
Earlier, DLF refuted all allegations, especially about providing unsecured loans to Vadra. However, Kejriwal said Real Earth Estates Pvt Ltd, a Vadra group company has shown Rs5 crore as loan from DLF in its balance sheet for 2009-10. During the same year, DLF gave Rs50 crore to Sky Light Hospitality Pvt Ltd, another Vadra group company. According to DLF, this company Sky Light Hospitality sold its land at Manesar for Rs58 crore to DLF and the amount of Rs50 crore was paid as advance.
“Interestingly, this Manesar land was bought by Vadra’s Sky Light Hospitality just a year back for Rs15.38 crore. How did the price of the land soar to Rs58 crore? DLF claims that it made an advanced payment and took possession of the land in 2008-09. This is false. The balance sheet of DLF for FY11 shows that the advance made by the company and the land, both were in possession of Sky Light Hospitality. This means DLF gave 90% of the deal amount as advance and let it remain with the seller for over two years, that too when the company itself was borrowing money from several sources at high interest cost. Another surprise is that Vadra’s Sky Light Hospitality used the money received as advance payment to buy 50% stake in DLF's own hotel,” Kejriwal said.
Here are the details of allegations made by Kejriwal along with supporting documents...