MoS (IC) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Information and Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, spoke exclusively to Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on 'Nation Wants to Know', wherein he opened up on his government's stand on a number of matters, including Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
When questioned if the BJP has an agreement with Congress party to go soft on Robert Vadra, or 'damaadji' as he has been called by the Prime Minister among others, over allegations of impropriety in land-related deals, the minister asserted that BJP is going by the law and proceeded to express his agitation over 'people in power' leveraging the system for their benefit.
He said, "We are not witch-hunting, we are going as per the law. Yes, we feel very agitated that people who have been in power have used the system for themselves or a particular family. But the law must follow its own clause. There is a lot of smoke and therefore agencies who are specialised in this need to find the fire."
Col Rathore asserted that the government refuses to 'act out of law' and that every agency officer is 'free to do his work'
He said, "It is not that we must act out of law and put somebody in jail just to make a point or prove a point. This is the way India functions and this is the way it should function, that every agency and every officer in that agency must be free to do his work. Therefore follow the processes and we do."
(You can watch the full episode of Nation Wants to Know featuring I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with Republic TV's Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami at 9 pm on Saturday and 11 am, 7 pm on Sunday)