Hitting back at the Modi government after an FIR was filed against him in an alleged land scam case, businessman Robert Vadra on Saturday made a statement that its the election season and there is an increase in oil prices, therefore it’s a tactic to divert peoples’ attention from the real issues with his decade-old issue. Making a statement, Robert Vadra said, “Election season, increase in oil prices… so let’s divert real people’s issues with my decade-old issue. What’s new?”

Earlier in the day, an FIR was filed against Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in a Gurugram land scam case. According to reports, the FIR has been filed against IPC sections including 120-B, 420, 467, 468, 471 and Section 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in Khedki Daula police station of Haryana.

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The FIR against Robert Vadra has been lodged in relation to the Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited which is owned by Robert Vadra.

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At the time when the FIR was lodged against Robert Vadra, he accused the BJP-led government at the Centre saying that it was indulging in vendetta politics. However, making a defensive statement, BJP rejected claims made by Robert Vadra and said that it was the government’s fight against corruption. BJP further said that the government will not tolerate corruption at any cost. It has not been the first time when the law has tightened a noose against Robert Vadra. Previously also the Congress and BJP had been at loggerheads and whenever the matter has hit the headlines.

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