In a sensational newsbreak by Republic Media Network, it was revealed that Rahul Gandhi had connection and dealings with one of the accused in the notorious 2G Scam, Sanjay Chandra and his company Unitech and received humongous amounts of payments from him.
Following the report, BJP National IT chief Amit Malviya raised pointed questions in a tweet where he asked whether the money given to Gandhi buy Chandra peace in the scam with the then UPA government. He also called it a scam of monumental proportions.
The Congress president partook in a commercial property transaction with Chandra's Unitech which is under the scanner by investigative agencies for being involved in the 2G Scam.
Sanjay Chandra's Unitech was allegedly one of the biggest beneficiaries of the 2G scam, having been awarded 20 out of 22 Telecom circles by then UPA Telecom Minister A Raja in 2008.
In October 2010, after Supreme Court asked the UPA to reply to a notice regarding 2G and just weeks before the CAG report on 2G was tabled in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi had signed a deal with Unitech to buy two office units in this Unitech’s ‘Signature Tower 2’ in Gurgaon. Rahul Gandhi had paid Rs 1.44 crore and Rs 5.36 crore for B-007 & B-008 in this plush tower.
However, strangely, despite what appears to be a property deal between Rahul Gandhi and Unitech, the Congress president was allegedly paid back Rs.2.92 crore by the company as an interest income which increases dramatically and unevenly every year.