A new development has emerged in the ongoing Haryana land scam case, with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) mentioning Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in its latest chargesheet. While not named as an accused, her involvement in land purchases linked to the case has raised eyebrows and ignited political fire.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has listed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (Congress General Secretary), as a suspect in the purchase and sale of a five-acre piece of land in Haryana. She is the general secretary of the Congress Party.
The ED chargesheet pertains to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case against businessmen CC Thampi and Sumit Chadha. The agency alleges that Thampi used illegal proceeds to purchase land in Haryana through a Delhi-based real estate agent, HL Pahwa.
Interestingly, Pahwa also sold land to both Robert Vadra, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband, and Thampi. The ED claims that Vadra and Thampi have a “long and thick” relationship with “common and business interests.” While Vadra has been named in earlier chargesheets related to the case, this is the first time Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been mentioned in an official document.
The ED’s mention of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra adds a new twist to the ongoing investigation. The Congress party has strongly denied any wrongdoing and called the chargesheet a “political vendetta.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has used this development to attack the Gandhi family and raise questions about their financial dealings. It remains to be seen whether the ED will further investigate Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s role in the case or if she will be called for questioning.
The ED may file a supplementary chargesheet naming Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as an accused if it gathers enough evidence. The case could go to trial, where all parties involved will have the opportunity to present their arguments.The political ramifications of this case could be significant, impacting the upcoming elections in Haryana and potentially the national elections in 2024.