In a mega exclusive by Republic TV on the link between Robert Vadra and Sanjay Bhandari, a 100-page document has been accessed, which clearly indicates that Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, took favors from Sumit Chadha.
Chadha is a close aide of Sanjay Bhandari, and in the e-mails accessed by Republic TV, his direct contact with Vadra confirms that favors were exchanged between the two parties.
In the first page, the mail-trail between the two shows the kind of talks taking place in the 19 cr mansion of Vadra in London, which was brought by Chadha. Further, in the second page, Chadha sends an e-mail to Vadra, letting him know about the progress of the refurbishing of that mansion.
Soon after the news broke out, Rajya Sabha MP Subramaniam Swamy spoke exclusively to Republic TV on this matter. He said, "I think this is enough for the Government of India to register a case and start the prosecution. I would demand the Governmentt of India or CBI to register an FIR in the matter. These are serious charges against Rahul Gandhi."
On Tuesday, a day after Republic TV's initial news-break, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) held a fiery press conference, wherein they brought forward a number of evidences against Vadra and Bhandari, including the links between the two.
In the first allegation, BJP produced an e-mail and photo evidence to indicate a direct link between Vadra and Bhandari. Sambit Patra, spokesperson of BJP said, "A mail-trail between Sanjay Bhandari, Robert Vadra and his assistance Manoj Arora has been recovered in the raids. One of the mails reveals that one Sumit Chadha, a relative of Sanjay Bhandari, bought an estate worth Rs 19 crore for Robert Vadra in London.
"The address of the mansion is 12 Ellerton house, Branton square, which was bought in October 2009. And, Bhandari has accepted the exchange of this mail-trail with Robert Vadra. Email, dating back to October 4, 2010, wherein Vadra and Chadha speaks about 35 thousand pound for the refurbishing of the mansion bought for Vadra."
It was then followed by two more e-mails, which were flight tickets of Robert Vadra, sent to him by Bhandari. "Sanjay Bhandari, who had a travel agency -Bhandari Travel Agent International Travel Home, sent emails to Vadra. The email had tickets in them. He sent two tickets to him in a month. Per ticket was worth Rs 8 lakh.
"First mail was sent on August 7, 2012 and Vadra flew on August 13, 2012. And, second mail was sent on August 17, 2012, which had ticket of a Swiss flight to Zurich. When the deal was happening in India, money was getting transferred, Vadra was going to Zurich. Rahul Gandhi will have to answer what was Robert Vadra doing in Zurich with a bag of cash," said Batra while speaking about the proof.