Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra has opened up on his desire to enter politics and contest elections after being subjected to grilling by the Income tax department. Vadra alleged that he was subjected to such treatment because he is related to a prominent political family.
Speaking to IANS in New Delhi on Thursday at his Sukhdev Vihar office, Vadra said, “I am related to a family that has for generations served the people of this country and have even been martyred for the country. I have seen, learnt, campaigned, spent time in different parts of the country and I suppose to fight this kind of dynamic I have to be in Parliament.”
He said “Obviously now I do feel I have fought this outside for far too long. I have explained myself, cleared myself but this is constant that they trouble me now as I am not in politics. I always kept away from politics because I have my set beliefs.”
Vadra said he will take the decision at an appropriate time. “When I see a place where people will vote me to represent them and I can make a difference for people in that area and if my family approves of it,” he said.
He said that the entire family supports him specially Priyanka on his decisions.
“Priyanka is always supportive. I am talking about the entire family and when they approve of it, I can be in politics and fight my issues in political arena.”
Vadra has campaigned in elections in Raebareli and Amethi and hoardings came up in Moradabad in his support as he claimed he has spent his childhood in that place and people want him to be there. He insisted that he is fighting the political battle without being in politics and he was used each time as a “punching bag” whenever the government is in a bind.
Source: Free Press Journal