In Vasundhara Raje Scindia's son
Dushyant Singh is a Bhartiya
Janata Party MP from Jhalawar-Baran in Rajasthan. Obviously, he is a self-made
politician even if he belongs to a royal family and her mother is the chief-minister
of the state he is elected from!
A report says Enforcement
Directorate has found anomaly in a financial transaction between Dushyant
Singh's company and Lalit Modi's firm.
And the details are potent enough
to create a 'Robert Vadra' sort of controversy. In fact, it has started.
Allegations say Lalit Modi's
firm, Anand Heritage Hotels Private Ltd, infused over 11.60 crore in Dushyant
Singh's Niyant Heritage Hotels Private Limited. Vasundhara Raje Scindia was
Rajasthan's CM then (in her first term).
The break-up includes an
unsecured loan of 3.80 crore in 2008 and purchase of 815 shares of Rs. 10 each,
at over 96,000 for another 7.8 crore, in subsequent years.
Now, as there are allegations, so
there are political justifications, like we have been witnessing in Robert
Every justification has proved shady
in Robert Vadra's issue after the persistent row over his meteoric rise post
2007 and his controversial land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan. Congress and
Rahul Gandhi must find answers to the 'unanswered questions' related to him if
they have to talk of the politics of probity.
Obvious parallels are being drawn
in Dushyant Singh's case. Any logic cannot justify why Lalit Modi invested that
much money in a firm that was established in 2005 with capitals of Rs. 50,000
each from Dushyant Singh and his wife. Even family friends (Lalit Modi claims
he knows Vasundhara's family for years) don't do such acts of 'misplaced
largesse'. That makes us go back to the only one reason, the most plausible one
- that his mother was then the chief-minister of Rajasthan.
Yes, Robert Vadra controversy has
been widely played out by the political opponents and handling it requires a
difficult approach as he belongs to a family that is Congress' pivot. Congress
of the day, even if humiliated and electorally out, is nothing without the
On the other hand, as the sources
say right now, the BJP may ask Vasundhara to come clean on both issues - on her
support to Lalit Modi for his immigration papers to the UK and on Lalit Modi's
money in his son's firm.
Yes, the BJP would do all to
thwart any efforts to shape this as 'Robert Vadra's parallel of the BJP' and the
party is in better position to take action as the BJP can survive without
Vasundhara Raje Scindia as Rajasthan's chief-minster and without her son.
Let's wait and watch to see what