Do voters really care about Robert Vadra and his alleged involvement in money laundering? - letsdiskuss
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Do voters really care about Robert Vadra and his alleged involvement in money laundering?


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Yes. And NO.

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If you don't want to vote for BJP, you wouldn't care about Robert Vadra case. And if you're a BJP (or Modi) fan, the whole Robert Vadra case would possibly be one of the worst things for you ever since independence. (Even when you know nothing about the background of the case!)

At the moment, Robert Vadra -- husband to Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law to Sonia Gandhi -- is being questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case that involves 9 luxury properties in London worth around several million pounds. ED alleges that Robert Vadra purchased these properties illegally during the UPA government's rule through kickbacks received in India.

The allegations levelled in this Robert Vadra case by ED -- which was registered in September 2015 -- is a multitude. Mr Vadra is being grilled by the Joint Director and two Deputy Directors. Over the course, he has remained immovable that he does not own any property in the UK.

Coming to whether or not the Robert Vadra case is big enough to sway the General Election 2019, it's difficult to assume anything at the moment.

BJP and the sold-out media houses are obsessively covering this development with rather instigating hashtags. And surely, the message has been sent strong to the BJP supporters to make this the biggest issue. However, on the other side, with Priyanka Gandhi dropping her husband for the ED interrogation, Congress has made it clear that the party stands with Robert Vadra.

It's now a battle of press conferences and allegations. While BJP is accusing Robert Vadra, Congress has its accusations at-ready as well against BJP leaders. It's the same thing that NDTV's Ravish Kumar explains as "is equal to politics". You balance an accusation from the other side by throwing one from your own side. So, nobody really gets hurt or benefitted. All the while, the voters remain confused or extremely polarised.

In short, to answer your question, I am not sure if voters really care about the Robert Vadra case. I guess we'll have to wait for the polling day.


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