‘Please keep her safe’: Robert Vadra’s request for wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
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‘Please keep her safe’: Robert Vadra’s request for wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

“...There is a very Vindictive and vicious political atmosphere... But I know, it’s her duty to serve the people and Now we hand her to the people of India. Please keep her safe,” the businessman wrote on Facebook on Monday.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2019 16:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra at the book launch of 'Undaunted' authored by former finance minister P Chidambaram at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Auditorium at Teen Murti Marg, in New Delhi on February 8.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra has asked the people of India to keep his “best friend, a perfect wife and best mother” safe as she started a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow drawing thousands of supporters ahead of the Lok Sabha election in April-May.

This is the second post by Robert Vadra, who was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three consecutive days last week in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad, in support the Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

“My Best wishes to you P, on your new journey of working in Uttar Pradesh and serving the people of India. You have been my best friend a perfect wife and the best mother to our Children. There is a very Vindictive and vicious political atmosphere... But I know, it’s her duty to serve the people and Now we hand her to the people of India. Please keep her safe,” the businessman wrote on Facebook on Monday.

Before this Vadra had posted his congratulations to Priyanka Gandhi after she was appointed the general secretary of the Congress party along with senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

“Congratulations P... always by your side in every phase of your life. Give it your best,” Robert Vadra wrote on Facebook moments after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was given her first official role in the party headed by her brother Rahul Gandhi.

Vadra was questioned for about eight hours by the ED on Saturday as he appeared before the agency for the third consecutive day. He also faced two sessions of questioning on February 6 and 7. He was questioned for about five-and-a-half hours on Thursday and for about nine hours the next day.

Also read: Truth will always prevail, says Robert Vadra after three days of ED interrogation

On February 7, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accompanied husband Robert Vadra to the Enforcement Directorate office. It was a quick visit that was designed, she told television news channel NDTV, to send a “clear message”.

“I stand by my family,” she told reporters, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

Vadra and the Congress party have denied all allegations. The business has termed them a political witch hunt against him and said he was being “hounded and harassed” to subserve political ends. And, the Congress has said Robert Vadra’s questioning by the Enforcement Directorate was an attempt is to mislead, confuse and to create an ambience before the general election.

Vadra has also been directed by the Rajasthan High Court to appear before the ED on February 12 in connection with another money laundering case being probed by the agency.

First Published: Feb 11, 2019 16:15 IST