Did Not Need Priyanka to Enhance my Life: Vadra

Congress chief\'s son-in-law has often faced attacks over his links with the Gandhi family and his businesses.

Published: 14th April 2016 10:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 10:20 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Robert Vadra, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, today said he did not need his wife Priyanka Gandhi to "enhance" his life.

"I did not need Priyanka to enhance my life. I had enough. I always had enough. My parents gave me enough. I think I was educated enough to understand that I can sustain no matter what comes my way. That is my strength really," he said.

Vadra has often faced attacks over his links with the Gandhi family and his businesses.

To a question, he ruled out joining politics just because he belongs to the Gandhi family but said he may go that way if he can make a difference that people will like.

He also took a dig at the central government, saying people are "upset" and will "revolt".

"I wish the government best. But I think people will revolt and understand what is right and wrong. In business people are upset, in real estate people are upset. They will start voicing their opinion soon enough," Vadra told ANI.

While the BJP reacted sharply saying "a people's revolt" had already happened in 2014 when the "corrupt" UPA government was voted out of power, Congress declined to comment.

The controversial businessman, whose land deals are being probed by BJP governments in Haryana and Rajasthan, said people will soon realise when their day-to-day life was better and they were happy. "As far as communal issues are concerned, we (country) take all religions along."

He said he can "absorb" a lot and people will get to know the truth about him.

"The nation should know the truth about me and I think in time people will know," he said.

To a question, he said he would never leave the country no matter "how much I am humiliated or whatever the government wants to keep on writing or saying."

At the AICC briefing, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma chose to ignore questions over the interview.

BJP attacked vadra saying the government was "pro-common man" and the only people feeling the heat were those who had committed "fraud" and made money at the expense of poor farmers.

"As far as people's revolt is concerned, it has already happened. It happened in 2014 when people threw Congress out of the power due to its corruption and mal-governance," party's national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

In a reference to Vadra's other comments, the BJP leader said he was expressing "his anguish with his in-laws" and his attack on the government could be a ruse.

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