Yes Bank's ex-Chair was forced to buy paintings from Priyanka Gandhi: ED

Mumbai, Apr 24 (IANS): In its chargesheet filed before a local Mumbai court, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that former Yes Bank Chairman Rana Kapoor paid Rs 2 crore for an M.F. Husain painting and the money was later utilised for the treatment of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi in New York.

Kapoor was was forced by then Petroleum Minister Murli Deora to purchase the painting from Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Deora visited Kapoor's home hand offices many times to force him to buy the paintings, the probe agency said.

Deora also sent messages and called Kapoor in this respect several times.

Kapoor tried to avoid Deora's call and didn't respond to his messages. However, he purchased the painting later.

As per the directions, Kapoor gave a cheque of Rs 2 crore to Milind Deora, the son of Murli Deora.

Kapoor's statements read that he was promised by Murli Deora that it would help him getting a Padma Bhushan. But it was never fulfilled.

Late Congress leader Ahmed Patel had also told him that since he (Kapoor) had helped Sonia Gandhi at the crucial time, his name would be considered for a Padma Bhushan.

Kapoor had said in its statements that it was a forced sale and he was never ready for it.

It was the second supplimentary chargesheet filed by ED against Kapoor, his family, DHFL promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhwan.



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  • Arun Kumar Jain, Mangalore/Qatar

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    Most Indian antiques are in Italy.

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  • Vinay, Udupi

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    Unbelievable! If it is 200 Crore may be ok . Mr Rana allegations to divert the case.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore /Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    It is the other way round. You blame Gandhi family and we will release you. this will help us in elections. Luckily, this story can be nailed as the reason for two crores was for Sonia Gandhi's medical treatment. Height of foolishness.

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  • Indian, Mysore

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    Like Modi suit made to sell forcefully for whitewash

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 29 2022

    Modi suit? I wouldn’t touch it even from a 10ft barge pole!

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  • Karuna, Bangalore

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    Tihar jail looks much nearer than Italy to Gandhi family with Yes Bank and National Herald ghosts rising up

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    If we believe this story, it means that Sonia Gandhi did not have 2 crore rupees to pay for her treatment in US when UPA was in power . Then you can not believe all the corruption allegations against congress party involving thousands of crores. Why should the top congress leaders Deora and Ahmed Patel force this man repeatedly to buy a MF Hussain painting for 2 crores ? . 2 crore is peanut amount for politicians, even MLAs have much more than that.

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  • Sampath, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    A renowned painter who earned name and fame in last stage bound to take citizenship of Doha Qatar..and died in U.K...buried in Emirates. When you insult other's God and Godesses thru protrait ofcourse unknown divine power punish accordingly.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    He was a renowned painter. Painter's mind has no boundaries. He is imaginative. You can't understand all that because 'Shakha' education teaches only hatred.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 24 2022

    MF Hussain had a very comfortable, luxurious life in Qatar during his last years of life.

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