He hit out at the BJP and Delhi-based Vivekanand International Foundation being run by a clutch of former intelligence officials and RSS swayamsevaks for planning the controversy. The Congress leader named former Intelligence Bureau chief Ajit Doval, who is the director of the Foundation, RSS swayamsevak S Gurumurthy and Subramanian Swamy for “plotting totally baseless and concocted stories” against the Nehru-Gandhi family in the social media. He accused some people in the media for “taking it upon themselves to promote Arvind Kejriwal”.
“We have always felt and practised that we should not pull private individuals into any controversy just for the reason that they happen to be related to someone until and unless there is an evidence that the said political person has done something beyond his authority to help that relation. If two private individuals do business, I don’t think anyone should intervene. That should be left to the authority to act if there is any violation of law. Every individual has the right to do business. Why should he be punished because he happens to be related to somebody?” Digvijaya Singh said in an interview to The Indian Express.
Asked if allegations against Vadra would have any bearing on the clean image of the Nehru-Gandhi family, Singh said, “Even today, is there any evidence of Soniaji intervening in any issue, which may have helped her or her family? Give me one instance when Rahulji intervened... the same for Priyanka. As far as Vadra is concerned, he has every right to do business. He has come out with facts rebutting all allegations made by Kejriwal.” He dismissed reports about Sonia directing party leaders to defend Vadra saying, “No, never.” “Where is the nexus between Vadra and Haryana government? What is the proof? In this matter, Vadra, DLF and Haryana government have clarified their positions on every point raised by Kejriwal. This case is already in the court. People should wait for the decision,” he said, adding that “the Congress does not have to react to a business deal between two private persons”.
Asked whether the Congress would abandon its stance on not attacking family members of senior politicians of other parties now that the BJP has targeted Vadra, Singh said, “We can, but we should not. At least, I will not. The Congress doesn’t do it.”
He attributed the attack on Nehru-Gandhi family by the Opposition to its “frustration” over losing the last general elections. “The BJP is feeling frustrated because they never imagined they would lose the 2009 elections. All this is being planned by the same think tank, Vivekanand International Foundation. Gurumurthy, Subramanian Swamy and Ajit Doval have been planting stories against the Congress president and Rahul Gandhi in the social media, which are totally baseless and concocted. Then there are other people also. But I would not name those in the media who have taken it upon themselves to promote Kejriwal. But I am happy that he has come into politics. We will deal with him politically,” he said.
Asked if he felt that sacking former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan over corruption charges was a wrong political call, he said, “In my personal opinion, there is no perceptible case against Ashok Chavan. The Congress has been extremely sensitive on issues of corruption. Wherever there is any prima facie case, we have not spared them.”
Every relation of apolitician, be it wife , son,daughter,son in law- allare private individuals. This is the standard practice of policians transferring their bribes throug such private indivuals. BJP ex president Mr Laxman or Eddyurappa were fools not using this standard practice. Kejriwal had no business in disturbing such stand best practice exiting in our democracy since independence. I apprecicate Diggi raja for bringing it out without any shame or guilt.
I fail to understand why congress has to chose failed politician of MP to be the mentor of Rahul.Unpopularity of congress gets multiplied in direct proportion to the statements by this reckless person. He is good for no body.Kanishk and Digvijay the Singh duo have proved their worth both in UP and Bihar elections.They are doing good job for the opposition parties by continuing their hold over Rahul baba.
The congis fell at Sonia Gandhi's feet and begged her to lead the party over 12 yrs ago even though she had stayed away from politics ! You dont expect these congis to change colours now.
What this chatterbox on the shelf called Digvijay Singh says is that the top political families should scratch each others' back and play to an omarta deal.Why the hell this political animal is defending Vadra and DLF who are touted as "private parties"? His allegations in the statement are much more flimsy than Kejrival's about Vadra and DLF. R.Venkatanarayanan
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The fool is again doing the dynasty's bidding! No sense of national interest and honour ready to sell the nation to foreigngers! Digvijay Singh H.M.V (His Master's Voice) remember the dog logo!
There is no dearth of boot lickers in Congress party and for the sake of position, they don't hesitate selling the country to foreigners as is evident from numerous half baked decisions, which aim at benefiting foreigners.From the Indian history,we may look at many singhs who sold the country to the British & Moguls and for a change the same group seems to be trying to sell the country to Italy.When caught red handed,the blame will always be thrown on RSS or BJP.In reality, RSS is an Indian Organization unlike the Congress whose head office seems to be in Italy and not in India.Now we have Congress (I)
Daggy is started barking again. IE has no other than this ill minded person.
Daggy is started barking again. IE has no other than this ill minded person.
i wonder what mr digvijay eat before giving any statements ,his views and alligations are out of this world .he should be examined by neurosurgeons bcoz there is somthing wrong in his brain ,in the series of baseless statements he always stand first in row. he is the main reason in the failure of RAHUL GANDHI..until people like digi are present in the team of MR.GANDHI.,HOW COULD he get succeed in politics , so it would be in the favor of rahul,congree & india,if god take him back in his custody .it is not easy for god also because god also knew about his leakege in brain..but we should keep praying to god to take him back ..... in the intrest of people of INDIA
Diggy Dongle is known to have decentry from Mouth-as described by Dr.Subramanyam Swamy, so is accusing him whenever he opens his mouth - Just to prove that Dr.Swamy IS RIGHT
Mr.Diggy. Ajit Kumar Doval is one of the best intelligence officer India ever had. Please keep your filthy mouth closed.
IE, you did not get anybody else other than this man, who does not have any credibility, to interview? If your idea is to help Congress, he is the wrong person to talk. Even if he tells a truth, now nobody will believe him and he is part of Congress think tank, no wonder Congress going downhill day by day!
Better to hear from the horse mouth, why Diggi or some other party member are saying that soniaG/rahulG or priyankaG are not intervene to help the relative. Don't they have the guts to comeout openly??
Diggi has typical Congi mindset, stuck at 1970-80.
Now, he took the IB in his list of anti congress, shortly he will tell entire nation is against the Sonia and her family members.
Finally the dog barked...
Who let's the(this) dog out??? What ever happens in the country, this joker will blame hindus...
Again can someone tell this dumbhead that if Vadra is a private individual why does the Congress party leaders line up to sing paens to him when any allegation of corruption is made against Vadra? Digvijaya the lapdog of Sonia & family should stay out of matters which his pea sized brian cannot understand or refuses to understand. Let Vadra fight his own battles you dumbhead if he is a private citizen as you claim him to be.
Digvijaya is a big drain in Indian politics and can instead serve as a great servant for Sonia Gandhi & Family. Any coverage of his opinion tends to waste public time