Robert Vadra, the controversial son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is reportedly on a spree of closing down his companies in Haryana, that recently came under BJP rule following the assembly elections. He is also said to be wrapping up businesses in Rajasthan after Congress fell out of power.
Already facing the heat over his land deals in Haryana wherein he is said to have made windfall gains, Vadra is also reportedly selling off land in both the states to ward off any action by the BJP-led governments, DNA reported.
According to a document from the ministry of corporate affairs, procured by the newspaper, Vadra has already closed four of six companies, all in the agro sector, and is in the process of shutting down two others.
Vadra has closed down Lifeline Agrotech Private Limited, Greenwave Agro Private Limited, Rightline Agriculture Private Limited and Primetime Agro Private Limited, and is shutting down Future Infra Agro Private Limited and Best Seasons Agro Private Limited.
All six companies, which were incorporated in 2012, were active till May this year, the same month when Narendra Modi won the general elections and took charge as the Indian Prime Minister.
Vadra was not filing financial returns of his companies, in which he is the managing director, since 2011, DNA reported.
His realty companies in Rajasthan, namely North India IT Parks Private Limited, Real Earth Estates Private Limited, Sky Light Realty Private Limited, Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited , are still active but are being probed.
Vadra is said to have purchased 20 plots of land collectively measuring more than 770 hectares in Rajasthan's Bikaner district for throwaway prices, just ahead of the government announcing subsidies for setting up solar plants on the land.
In Haryana, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) recently rapped Vadra for making nearly ₹44 crore in land deals and not directing the profits to the Congress-led Haryana government.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced that the government would initiate action on the land deal.