Robert Vadra: News

Robert Vadra is a businessman, public figure, husband of the Indian National Congress (INC) leader Priyanka Gandhi, and son-in-law of INC interim President Sonia Gandhi. Vadra first came into the limelight in 1997 when he got married into the Gandhi family, which ruled India in the initial decades after independence. He was born to Rajendra Vadra and his wife Maureen in a business family from Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district. After finishing his schooling, Vadra joined his father’s brass and artificial jewelry business. Except for his mother Maureen, all of his close family members passed away under dubious circumstances: his sister died in a car accident in 2001, his brother committed suicide in 2003, and his father was found dead at a Delhi guest house in 2009. In the late 1990s and 2000s, Vadra entered the real estate and hospitality business. In 2012, he came into the limelight again, infamously, because of shady land deals with DLF in Haryana. Since then, other cases allegedly involving him, like the 2015 Bikaner land deal and the 2009 petroleum deal, have also garnered media attention.

03 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'daro mat, bhago mat' jibe at Rahul's Raebareli move 

After the Congress named Rahul Gandhi as its candidate from the Raebareli seat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a jibe at the opposition party's decision.

01 May 2024

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Amethi, Raebareli decision within 24-30 hours: Congress 

The Congress will announce its candidates for the Amethi and Raebareli constituencies "in the next 24 to 30 hours," party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday.

27 Apr 2024

Congress Party

Congress to discuss candidates for Amethi, Raebareli seats today

The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Congress Party will meet on Saturday to discuss candidates for the Lok Sabha seats in Amethi and Raebareli.

24 Apr 2024

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Posters featuring Robert Vadra surface in Amethi amid candidate suspense 

Posters featuring Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, have surfaced in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, amid the suspense over Congress's candidate for the seat.

23 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Jijaji ki nazar...': Smriti mocks Rahul, Vadra over Amethi candidacy

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani on Tuesday criticized Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra over the uncertainty surrounding the Congress's Amethi candidate.

17 Apr 2024

Congress Party

'Will do what party decides...': Rahul Gandhi on Amethi seat 

Senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that he will adhere to the party's decision regarding Amethi's candidacy for the Lok Sabha elections.

09 Apr 2024

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Robert Vadra drops another hint at contesting from Amethi

Robert Vadra, businessman and husband of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, once again hinted at his potential entry into politics.

04 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Robert Vadra vs Smriti Irani in Amethi? Businessman drops hint 

Robert Vadra, a businessman and the husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has hinted at a potential entry into politics.

28 Dec 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi named by ED in money laundering case: Report

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reportedly been named in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) chargesheet for the first time over an alleged purchase and sale of five acres of land in Haryana.

Wrestlers v/s WFI chief: Delhi Police offers protection to complainants

The Delhi Police has provided security to seven women wrestlers—who accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment—following the Supreme Court's directions, India Today reported.

Robert Vadra apologizes unconditionally to court for violating travel conditions

Businessman Robert Vadra, the husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, unconditionally apologized on Wednesday for violating travel restrictions imposed by a Delhi court after a fortnight-long trip to the UAE, UK, Spain, and Italy.

02 Apr 2021

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Robert Vadra tests positive for COVID-19; Priyanka Gandhi self-isolates

Indian National Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday said that she was self-isolating after being exposed to COVID-19.

04 Jan 2021


Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case

Officials of the Income Tax department on Monday recorded businessman Robert Vadra's statement at his Delhi office in connection with the benami properties case.

28 Jul 2019


Robert Vadra posts video of cow that 'predicts the future'

Early on Sunday morning, businessman Robert Vadra shared a video of a cow that "predicts the future."

03 Jun 2019


Robert Vadra gets permission to travel abroad for tumor treatment

Businessman Robert Vadra, who is an accused in a money laundering case, has been allowed to travel abroad.

12 May 2019

Lok Sabha

#Elections2019: Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra cast votes; son misses voting

The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections has concluded and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra cast their votes in Delhi on Sunday.

17 Apr 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

In what marks as another low in political discourse, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said people of country would see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as "thief's wife".

10 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

#Elections2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

13 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government has the right to investigate every person but should not be selective, referring to the investigation against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

10 Mar 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Robert Vadra confirms he will enter politics, but conditions applied

Businessman Robert Vadra, who is married to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, wrote a Facebook post on Sunday to confirm he is thinking about joining politics.

24 Feb 2019


Is Robert Vadra joining politics? His Facebook post gives clue

A month after Priyanka Gandhi joined active politics and was appointed Congress' in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East, it appears that her husband, Robert Vadra, is also eyeing an entry into politics.

Robert Vadra questioned for 'links' to arms dealer, London properties

On Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned businessman Robert Vadra for over five hours in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to properties in the UK.

Wife Priyanka drops Robert Vadra at ED office for questioning

Sending a strong message that she stands by her spouse, Priyanka Gandhi dropped Robert Vadra outside Enforcement Directorate office on Wednesday.

02 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Robert Vadra gets anticipatory bail in money laundering case

On Saturday, Delhi's Patiala House court gave anticipatory bail to businessman Robert Vadra in a money laundering case, protecting him from arrest till February 16.

24 Jan 2019


Priyanka Gandhi, aandhi and Indira Gandhi

"Priyanka Gandhi aandhi hai, doosri Indira Gandhi hai".

Delhi court extends interim protection from arrest to Vadra's aide

A Delhi court today extended till February 6 the interim protection from arrest granted to Manoj Arora, a close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, in a money laundering case.

04 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the multi-crore Rafale deal on Friday in the Lok Sabha using all her might, but Congress President Rahul Gandhi wasn't satisfied.

Enforcement Directorate raids Robert Vadra's offices in Delhi

The offices of former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra, were today raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at multiple locations in Delhi.

30 Nov 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Robert Vadra summoned by ED in land deal case

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday summoned Robert Vadra in a land deal case.

02 Sep 2018


Case against Vadra, Hooda will be 'thoroughly' investigated: Haryana CM

The case registered against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for alleged irregularities in land deals will be thoroughly investigated, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday.

20 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi today led the nation in paying homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary.

13 Nov 2017


Senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka transferred again

Senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka, who first made headlines in 2012 after he cancelled a land deal involving Robert Vadra and DLF, has been transferred yet again.

18 Oct 2017

Sonia Gandhi

BJP attacks Congress over Robert Vadra's links with arms dealer

BJP and Congress locked horns over a Times Now report alleging that Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra had "links" with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Newly revealed emails establish Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari link

Robert Vadra has consistently denied links with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Such reports surfaced when it emerged that Bhandari had refurbished Vadra's flat at Bryanton Square, London, in 2016.

23 May 2017


Delhi Police removes security of Robert Vadra's mother, 12 others

After media raised questions on security provided to Robert Vadra's mother Maureen, Delhi Police have withdrawn her cover, along with that of 12 other people.

17 May 2017

Delhi Police

Robert Vadra's mother's security detail stripped off

Times Now reported that Robert Vadra's mother's security cover has been withdrawn by the Modi government.

13 Apr 2017


Bikaner land scam: ED raids business associates of Robert Vadra

Investigations into an alleged scam on land deals in Rajasthan, including one involving a company owned by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, resulted in Enforcement Directorate carrying out raids at various properties in Faridabad.