New Delhi: Days after making his political move, Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, of corruption in land deals.

The Congress termed the allegations "wild and completely unfair".

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal and his colleague Prashant Bhushan alleged that Vadra bought property in Gurgaon and other places at rates much below market rates and sold them at huge profit.

"Robert Vadra acquired properties worth hundreds of crores (of rupees) from nothing. What is the source of these funds," asked Kejriwal.

He distributed scanned copies of documentary evidence to back his claim.

"In the last four years, Robert Vadra has gone on a property buying binge and has purchased at least 31 properties mostly in and around New Delhi, which even at the time of their purchase were worth several hundred crores (of rupees)," Bhushan alleged.

Bhushan said the balance sheets of five companies set up by Vadra and his mother show that the "total share capital of these companies was just Rs.50 lakh".

"This massive property buying spree by the son-in-law of the ruling dynasty in the country gives rise to several important questions," he said.

"The story had come out in the Economic Times earlier. This is an old strategy of Kejriwal... Vadra had explained the position at the time... He pays his income tax and has a right to live as he wants. It is unfair to drag the Congress into it," said Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit.

"Why should anyone have to answer to anyone about any property they have unless there is anything illegal about it," said Dikshit, terming the allegations "wild and completely unfair".

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