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.

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.

12 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Love will win, says Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote

The Gandhis- Rahul, Priyanka, and Sonia, came out to cast their votes in the ongoing sixth phase of elections.

17 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath

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

Samajwadi Party

#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

Emmanuel Macron

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.

06 Mar 2019


'Have suffered repeatedly': IAS Officer Ashok Khemka on frequent transfers

Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ashok Khemka, who was recently transferred once again by the Haryana government, took to Twitter to question his frequent transfers.

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".

23 Jan 2019


What does Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics mean for India

In what qualifies as a 'stop the press' moment, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took the plunge into active politics on Wednesday. Her brother Rahul Gandhi, who is the President of Congress, announced the decision and party cadre jumped in happiness.

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.

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.

04 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

#RafaleInLokSabha: Nirmala Sitharaman says first-jet will be delivered in 2019

On Friday, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the Rafale deal passionately in the Lok Sabha and said the first jet will be delivered in 2019.

07 Dec 2018

Sonia Gandhi

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.

16 Dec 2017


Rahul Gandhi officially takes over as Congress President; celebrations begin

Rahul Gandhi has taken over the charge as President of the 132-year-old Congress party from his mother and Congress's longest-serving Chief Sonia Gandhi, who became the President in 1998.

15 Dec 2017


Sonia retires as Congress President: A new era in Congress

A day before Rahul Gandhi officially takes charge as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has announced her retirement as its President.

11 Dec 2017


Rahul Gandhi officially declared Congress chief

After years of speculations, Rahul Gandhi was recently declared the next Congress chief after his mother Sonia.

08 Dec 2017


Gujarat polls: Congress dissenter Shehzad Poonawalla to start anti-Rahul campaign

As BJP aims to win 150 seats in the upcoming Gujarat polls, they seem to be getting help from unknown quarters. Interestingly, the latest to join the BJP, albeit not openly, is Congressman and Rahul Gandhi's critic, Shehzad Poonawalla.

04 Dec 2017


Rahul's elevation: PM Modi congratulates Congress on its "Aurangzeb Raj"

Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination for Congress president today, amid high drama.

04 Dec 2017


Rahul Gandhi files nomination for Congress president post, amid drama

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination for the party president's post, finally paving the way for his elevation.

28 Nov 2017


Gujarat HC rejects Wire's plea against gag-order over Jay Shah

The Gujarat HC has dismissed The Wire's plea against a gag order by a lower court.

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.

24 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Jay Shah case: Court summons The Wire's reporter and editors

Gujarat metropolitan court issued summons to reporter Rohini Singh and editors of The Wire in a criminal defamation suit filed by Jay Shah, BJP president Amit Shah's son, ordering them to appear on November 13.

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.

09 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Jay Amit Shah to sue The Wire over misappropriation allegations

The Wire has alleged that as per the Registrar of Companies (RoC) filings, the company, Temple Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., owned by Jay Shah, BJP president Amit Shah's son, has increased its revenue 16,000 times after Narendra Modi was elected country's prime minister.

31 Aug 2017


4 FIRS against Robert Vadra's firm in Rajasthan land deals

The CBI has taken over an investigation into fraudulent land deals in Bikaner, from the Rajasthan government, and re-registered 18 FIRs including four against Sky Light Hospitality, a firm allegedly linked with Robert Vadra.

01 Jun 2017


'Robert Vadra was allocated land because of his VIP status'

In yet another embarrassment for Congress party, Republic TV exposed that the Justice Dhingra report clearly states that Vadra was allocated the land only because he is the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi.

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.