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Priyanka speaks up for ‘humiliated’ husband

Priyanka speaks up for ‘humiliated’ husband
While campaigning in Rae Bareli, Priyanka told voters: ‘My family is being humiliated, there are things that are being said about my husband. The more they humiliate us, the stronger we become. I am saddened by the attacks, but I have learnt from Indira Gandhi that the truth becomes courage,’ she said, referencing her grandmother and former prime minister.

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has in his election rallies dared the Gandhi family to explain what he describes as a sensational leap in the fortunes of Vadra, a 45-year-old entrepreneur whose business interests include real estate. Even Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has attacked Vadra for bagging sweetheart land deals handed by the Haryana government.

‘I feel pained, not for myself, not because somebody is ridiculing and the truth is not being told, not because everyday I tell my children that the truth will prevail. I feel pained at the kind of politics that has come to the fore in these elections,’ Priyanka told the gathering. ‘I am pained that while this election should have been contested on development, needs of the people, employment for youth. Instead, an attempt is being made to mislead you towards meaningless talk,’ she added.
‘Do you want a country of the Buddha, of Mahatma Gandhi where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians live together or a country where you fight one another and one community is taken forward while another is left behind and division is created in terms of caste and religion,’ she asked those present at the public meeting, apparently attacking BJP and Modi. She said she was confident that the people of the constituency would vote for Sonia as she had always fought for them, a fact they are ‘aware about’.

Later, she told reporters, ‘There has been a political attack on my family. They have used my husband for political attack. It has been going on for two years and I feel very strongly about it.’
Shedding its inhibitions, the Congress, which was describing Vadra as a ‘private individual’ till the other day, also went hammer and tongs against Modi and BJP for ‘practising politics of malicious persecution with a revengeful attitude against the Gandhi family’.
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