New Delhi: Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar has sought an inquiry into property owned by the Gandhi family in Himachal Pradesh, sources said today.
Kumar, who is presently a BJP MP in the Rajya Sabha, yesterday wrote to India Against Corruption’s (IAC) Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to inquire about a property belonging to Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra in Shimla.
“Priyanka Vadra’s family also has a property in Shimla. I don’t have the full information about it but it is worth crores of rupees. Please add it to your list. The nation is with you in this important movement,” the letter signed by Kumar said.
IAC, however, retorted and questioned as to why the BJP government in Himachal was not probing about the property allegedly owned by the Gandhis in Shimla.
“There is a BJP government in Himachal. It is easy for them to probe if there is any property belonging to Priyanka Vadra in Shimla. Still Shanta Kumar says he does not have full information about it. We cannot understand this,” a press statement from IAC said.
“We have also come to know that outsiders are not allowed to buy land in Himachal without government permission. How was Priyanka Vadra allowed to buy that property and by which government,” the statement questioned.
The letter comes days after Kejriwal and his team came out with allegations against Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, alleging he received property from DLF at a cost much lower than the market price.
Vadra is married to Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka, but is not a member of the Congress party.