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Jaitley takes a dig at ‘clever business’ acumen of Vadra

New Delhi, Mar 13: Making a veiled attack on Robert Vadra for supposedly showing “clever business” acumen, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday suggested that the Congress should not throw stones on others on defence deals as many skeletons would come out from their cupboard as well.

“Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones,” Mr Jaitley wrote in a Facebook blog.

In reference to fresh media reports implicating Mr Gandhi on a land deal, Mr Jaitley said while conventionally many may have relied on straightway corruption through bribery, a "new methodology has now been established".

In this context, he further said if the ‘capital creation’ of the Congress party’s first family is subjected to a "forensic audit", facts will speak for themselves.

The Minister added - “Wheeler-dealers and fly-by-night operators give you the privilege of ‘sweetheart deals’. With very little investment, windfall profits are thrust on a few privileged ones to enable them to create a capital. “Political equity’ results in buying goodwill. It enables you to influence decisions. When exposed, the beneficiaries hide behind the shield of clever business decisions.”

In the blog, Mr Jaitley, who is the chairman of BJP publicity committee for polls, referred to the Bofors gun deal to the HDW Submarine purchases, the Airbus transaction, the Augusta Westland deal, the fertilizer scam, and caustically remarked - "the footprints of the Indian National Congress and its leaders were everywhere". (UNI)