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Bob The Builder, Yes We Can

Real estate major DLF doles out crores to Robert Vadra’s fanciful companies. You have to ask why.

Bob The Builder, Yes We Can
Narendra Bisht
Bob The Builder, Yes We Can
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For 24 months until March 2011, Sky Light Hospitality, a Robert Vadra-Maureen Vadra firm, claimed it owns land worth over Rs 15 crore at Manesar, an industrial town on Gurgaon’s outskirts. However, the Rs 27,000 crore real estate giant, DLF, also claimed it owns these 3.5 acres. The company says it purchased it from Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, over 2008-09 and that it paid him Rs 58 crore for it. Sky Light Hospitality’s accounts (released to the public by India Against Corruption’s Arvind Kejriwal, who aspires to launch a political party) show it got a tidy Rs 50 crore from DLF as “advance against sale of Manesar land” in 2009-10.

In effect, both the land and the Rs 50 crore payment for it remained in the possession of Sky Light for at least two years after it should have changed hands. (It is not known if the land was transferred after 2011. And Vadra did not respond to e-mails or requests for interviews). But apart from the fact that he’s a businessman married into the Gandhi family, this accounting...

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