Monday, March 1, 2021
Home News Reports Priyanka Gandhi bought land, 4 years later sold it back to owner at 5.3...

Priyanka Gandhi bought land, 4 years later sold it back to owner at 5.3 times the original price

Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi has been found to have undertaken a land transaction that is raising some eyebrows.

According to reports, Priyanka had bought 5 acres of agricultural land in Amipur village in Faridabad district of Haryana for Rs 15 lakh on April 28, 2006. That piece of land was resold to the original owner around four years later on February 17, 2010 at a price of Rs 80 lakh.

While the nature of transaction itself is intriguing, what complicated the matter further is that it came under the radar of Dhingra Commission, which was set up in May 2015 by the new Haryana government led by BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar to look into some deals involving Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi. Vadra had received money from real estate company DLF, and the commission looked into th possibility if a part of that money was used by his wife to buy properties in Faridabad in Haryana.

In a statement issued by her office, Priyanka said the source of funds for the land purchase was “rental income” from the property “inherited from her maternal grandmother” and it had nothing to do with Robert Vadra or his business/land deals or with the DLF.

However, a clear reading of the statement issued by Priyanka’s office suggests that she had brought the land at circle rate (much lower than market rate at virtually all places) and then sold it at market rate. Though this is not illegal, one wonders why the seller would settle for such a transaction.

While Priyanka Gandhi appears safe as of now, Justice SN Dhingra Commission in its report has reportedly concluded that Robert Vadra made unlawful profits of Rs 50.5 crore from a land deal in Haryana in 2008 without spending a single paisa. The Commission has sought an inquiry into the property bought by Vadra and his businesses. The Haryana government has recently submitted the report in the Supreme Court.

After the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government took the reins in Haryana, it constituted a one-man commission headed by (Rtd) Justice SN Dhingra in 2015 to probe the illegal land deals. Vadra is accused of buying 31 properties in and around Delhi from DLF’s unsecured loans at prices that were much lower than the prevailing market rate.

Further, there were allegations that realty giant DLF had enjoyed a quid pro quo with Vadra in the illegal land deals. Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality is accused of buying a 3.5 acre plot in Shikohpur village near Manesar at a cost of Rs 7 crore and then selling it to DLF for Rs 58 crore. The previous Congress government in Haryana allegedly tweaked the rules to facilitate the illegal deal.

Now with this latest revelations, it appears that Priyanka Gandhi too has made profits by buying and selling lands. As of now, she is denying any wrongdoing in her dealings, though the BJP has decided to make it an issue:

This is not the first time Priyanka got caught in an illegal property deal. Earlier in 2010, Priyanka’s summer holiday home in Charabbra village of Shimla came under scanner. She was accused of building the house on a land she had allegedly acquired illegally.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Madhya Pradesh is preparing to change the names of Bhopal, Idgah Hills, Obedullahganj, Begumganj and others: Report

The BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh is preparing to change the names of numerous places at once, which includes Bhopal.

Congress IT cell passes off old images of left parties rally to claim lakhs of people attended their rally in Bengal

Several Congress shared images of a political rally claiming lakhs of people had gathered in Kolkata for a Congress rally

Gujarat local body polls: State Congress President Hardik Patel could not vote for his own party. Here is why

Earlier, sedition accused Hardik Patel had said that Congress has not been able to utilise him fully.

Watch: Mother of BJP worker recounts the horror of Friday when Trinamool goons attacked her and her son

Visuals of the old injured mother of the BJP worjer has caused much anguish among people on social media

Punjabi daily Rozana Pehredar tries to whitewash atrocities of Khalistani terrorist Bhindranwale

Rozana Pehredaar compared Bhindranwale with revered Sikhs like Baba Deep Singh and Amar Shaheed baba Naudh Singh

Ghulam Nabi Azad praises PM Modi day after show of strength in Jammu, netizens take potshots at Congress party

Ghulam Nabi Azad hinted at the lack of 'reality check' within the party while praising Narendra Modi for not forgetting his roots.

Recently Popular

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

‘I’m Akhlaq you killed for one cow’: Islamic terror outfit Jaish-ul-Hind claims responsibility for placing bombs outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence

In the threat message that is addressed to the Ambanis, the Jaish-Ul-Hind terrorists said, "Next time the SUV will ram into your fat kids car you if don't agree to the demands now".

“A contest between my ball and your ball”: Netizens in splits after comments of Harsha Bhogle go viral

Harsha Bhohgle said that a cricket contest should be between bat and ball, not between bat and bat or ball and ball

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

Spokesperson of Samajwadi Party resigns after workers abuse his wife for sharing anti-Akhilesh Facebook post: Details

Anil Yadav of Samajwadi Party has resigned from the party after his wife, Pankhuri Pathak, was abused by SP workers.

Ram Mandir donation crosses the Rs 2,100 crore mark, exceeds estimated collection

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust had anticipated that it might receive around Rs 1,100 crore for building the Ram temple complex as it launched the crowdfunding campaign on January 15.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,147FansLike
521,027FollowersFollow
23,800SubscribersSubscribe