The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dubbed the Gandhis a “Kattar Papi Parivar” of India on Tuesday, accusing their son-in-law Robert Vadra of land theft in Rajasthan.
During a news conference, BJP spokesman Gaurav Bhatia said that the Congress government in Rajasthan stole 125 bighas of land from farmers between 2008 and 2013. Bhatia used the word “Kattar Papi Parivar,” which means a “hardcore corrupt family,” to accuse the Gandhi family of corruption and assisting Robert Vadra in stealing land from farmers in Rajasthan.
“There is a ‘Kattar Papi Parivar’ in India. Their work is to grab the land of farmers and hand it over to their son-in-law Robert Vadra. During the Congress government in Rajasthan from 2008-13, 125 bighas of land were bought from farmers and allotted to two people Hariram and Natharam,” said Bhatia.
He further said that when the BJP government came to power in Rajasthan, an FIR was registered.
“When the police and ED investigated the case, it was found that both these persons do not exist and are fictitious,” he said.
Bhatia said that the land in question was later sold to Skyline Hospitality in which Robert Vadra and his mother are partners.
“Corrupt Gandhi family thinks, it is beyond the reach of law but no one can escape PM Modi’s honesty and probe agency’s dedication,” he said.
The BJP leader also claimed that even when the Congress government was in Haryana, the land of the farmers was grabbed.
Gaurav Bhatia had earlier highlighted the corruption charges against the Gandhi family in the National Herald Money laundering case.
While referring to the corruption probe against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, both former Congress presidents, in the National Herald case, Bhatia said, “They are the most corrupt family in Indian politics.
Three members of the family are out on bail in corruption cases. It is a serious matter of concern for a government with zero tolerance for corruption.”
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and other senior Congress officials, including current national party president Mallikarjun Kharge and Pawan Bansal, were previously questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald money laundering case during the last several months.
The National Herald case involves alleged financial irregularities under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), and it was registered about nine months ago after a trial court took cognizance of an Income Tax department probe conducted on the basis of a private criminal complaint filed in 2013 by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy, who alleged that the Gandhis cheated and misappropriated funds, with YIL paying only Rs 50 lakh to obtain the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that AJL owed to Congress.