Arvind Kejriwal, the anti-corruption crusader, and leader of India Against Corruption, has alleged that Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, received an unsecured and interest-free loan worth Rs 65 crore from DLF. Kejriwal and Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan have claimed that Vadra's companies allegedly used the loan to buy seven DLF flats worth Rs 35 crore for a rock bottom price of Rs 5 crore. How a company started with a capital of Re. 50 lakh a couple of years back, and without any visible revenues, suddenly gained a worth of several hundereds of crores, wondered the activists. The five firms that were used to buy the flats are allegedly owned by Vadra and his mother.
It has further been alleged that he had earlier owned properties worth Rs 50 lakh, which are now worth Rs 300 crore. These properties, it has been said, were sold by DLF to Vadra at rock-bottom prices to please the Congress, in exchange for the “favours” granted by the Congress-ruled state governments to DLF in these states. Notably, DLF has significant business projects under construction in Haryana and Delhi.