NEW DELHI: BJP is moving cautiously on articulating its position on reports about business interests of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with sharp divisions within the party on how to approach the issue.
Those arguing for restraint are pointing to the need for more "verification" of details on Vadra's quiet expansion into real estate, hotel and aircraft leasing businesses. There is also a view that BJP should not target "family members" of the Congress leadership.
Differences were evident at a meeting of BJP leaders in Parliament on Wednesday with some leaders advocating caution while some others felt Congress could be asked some questions on Vadra's activities. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Saba Sushma Swaraj felt it would not be good form to target family members of political rivals.
The argument that political battles would get out of hand if they got "personal" is likely to be tested with Vadra's sudden progress as an entrepreneur dominating talk in Parliament corridors in both Congress and BJP circles.
BJP chief Nitin Gadkari is keen on weighing evidence carefully as it is believed he does not want the party to shoot a bolt without being sure of hitting home. The main opposition is expected to discuss the matter further over the next couple of days.