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Haryana govt to recover losses caused due to Vadra land deals

India TV News Desk 04 Nov 2014, 9:23:57 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The new BJP government in Haryana is mulling to recover the loss of revenue to the state government caused by Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company land deal with real estate bigwig DLF.

State Health Minister Anil Vij said that the government will proceed in this direction if the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) allows to it.

"Haryana government will follow whatever will be recommended by the PAC," he said.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has put Vadra in dock by pointing fingers at serious irregularities in his land deals in Haryana.

According to CAG, Vadra made windfall gains worth Rs 43.66 crore with a lenient Congress government that allowed him to indulge in this illegal act, breaching law, and did not persist on recovering Rs 41.51 crore of the profit that he made by selling the land to DLF Universal.

The minister, however, said that the final call will be taken by the PAC based on the findings of the CAG.

The CAG in its first draft report on land deals in Haryana, has said that Vadra's Skylight Hospitality Private Limited had permission to develop a commercial colony when it had just Rs 1 lakh in its kitty.

"The department (of town and country planning) ignored the aspect of the financial capacity of the colonizer," said the report.

The land was then quickly sold to DLF Universal for Rs 58 crore, with Skylight Hospitality making a total profit of Rs 43.66 crore.