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'Gandhis, Vadras a testimony of corruption in their dynasties'

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on Wednesday lashed out at over his alleged links to Sanjay Bhandari, an and aide of Rahul's

"The facts that have come out in the news indicate how Gandhi-Vadra family has described 'parivarik brashtachar' (dynastic corruption)," Irani said while referring to a media report highlighting alleged links of Rahul with Bhandari, who is under the radar of probe agencies.

"Sanjay Bhandari, an with close links to is also under investigation for defence deals and his desperate desire to be party to the ill-gotten fruits of corruption during UPA regime," she added.

Sharpening her attack against her Rahul, Smriti said reports have suggested that HL Pahwa was "suitably financed and supported" by CC Thampi, a name that figures in the probe with regard to a petroleum deal under UPA and a financial violation with regard to a land transaction in Delhi-amounting to Rs280 crore.

"The relationship between CC Thampi and is publicly known. Hence, the nation has come to a conclusion that Rahul Gandhi's intervention in the defence preparedness of our country stems from his pursuit not only of individual politics but his personal commercial interests, his personal family interests," said Irani.

A media report published recently stated that according to the files seized by the from HL Pahwa, had purchased 6.5 acres of land located at Hassanpur at a subsidised rate from Pahwa.

Bhandari was booked by the ED in 2016 based on an and police complaint of his alleged indulgence in dubious defence deals and land deals.

In December 2017, the ED had seized assets worth Rs 26.61 crore of Bhandari and others for holding undisclosed assets abroad. The assets included undisclosed deposits in in the UAE in the various foreign currency denominations, beneficial ownership of companies incorporated in the UAE, one flat in Palms Jumeirah, and two flats in the UK.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:14 IST
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