Robert Vadra Reacts to Priyanka Gandhi’s Wayanad move


New Delhi: Robert Vadra, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, reacted to the party’s move to field his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from Wayanad on Tuesday, saying he will follow her in the Parliament “whenever it is the right time”.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s brother Rahul Gandhi had won the Lok Sabha elections from Rae Bareli and Wayanad earlier this month. On Monday, he announced his decision to relinquish the Kerala seat, paving the way for his sister’s foray into electoral politics.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been campaigning for the Congress party in Amethi and Rae Bareli for decades, but she officially entered active politics before the 2019 general elections. Unlike her brother and mother, she has never contested an election.

“First, I would like to thank the people of India for teaching a lesson to the BJP. They played religion-based politics. I am happy that Priyanka Gandhi is going to fight from Wayanad. She should be in Parliament, not because she has been campaigning but I want her to be in the Parliament,” Robert Vadra told PTI.

He, however, appeared to signal that he wants to be a member of the Parliament.

“She should be in the Parliament before me. I can follow whenever is the right time. I am happy, and I hope people will give her a good mandate,” he added.

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Robert Vadra had claimed there were demands from many parts of the country for him to contest the polls from Amethi, the Gandhi family’s stronghold.

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