Perhaps coming out in open defence of her son in law for the first time, she also dared the government to order an impartial probe if there is something so that truth will come out. She said the everyday false allegations were made as part of a conspiracy as part of the Modi government's bid to make the country Congress-free.

The BJP hit back at Gandhi saying her defence of Vadra has exposed the "farce" that was merely a private person and and mocked her demand for a probe saying the party has earlier dubbed such inquirers as vendetta.

In a related fall out of the controversy, Congress spokesperson Poona Shehzad Poonawalla today wrote to CBI and Enforcement Directorate demanding a probe into the alleged links between a BJP leader Siddarth Nath Singh and an alleged arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. According to news reports, Bhandari is said to have facilitated the purchase of the London property for Vadra.

Poonawalla claimed that call data records of Bhandari showed that Singh had made 450 calls to Bhandari "within a short span of time".

Singh shot back saying he had no financial dealings with Bhandari "except knowing him socially" and offered to face any probe in the matter. He did not know Bhandari was an arms dealer till the raids on him, he added.

The war of words erupted following news reports today on the basis of  purported papers seized by the IT department during searches last month on the arms dealer's premises.  The raids had  led to a trail of emails allegedly between Vadra and his assistant on the one hand and the dealer's aide on the other regarding the purchase of a London house for approximately Rs. 19 cropre which was subsequently said to have been sold.

Vadra's legal firm has denied that he owned the London property directly or indirectly.  It also denied that Vadra had any business ties with the arms dealer or his aide.

Asked about news reports on Vadra, Gandhi shot back, "this is a conspiracy for Congress-free country. What is the meaning of Congress-free India. Everyday they make new excuses. They level false charges.  If there is something, then there should be an impartial probe.  Everything will become clear," she said.

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