Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law and Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra on Thursday hinted that he is not averse to join politics in the future adding that he didn’t need wife’s help for tackling issues concerning him. Vadra’s dubious land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan have often been used by the BJP to corner the Congress.
Vadra, who is shrouded in controversies related to land deals with real estate major DLF in Haryana, said, “When I feel that I can work for the people, when I get my calling, that is when I’ll think of joining politics,” adding: “You never say never, so let’s see what the future has in store for me.”
Saying that he was capable of withstanding pressures both political and otherwise because of the strong support of his family, Vadra said, “I don’t need my wife Priyanka to enhance my life, I have enough, I have always had enough. My father gave me enough. I have been educated enough to sustain in all types of situations.”
Vadra has campaigned for his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi during Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh. However, he has never made any speech during the political gatherings.
Commenting on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Sonia’s son-in-law said, “In business like real estate, many people are upset and they will start voicing their opinions soon enough.”
Wishing the present dispensation all the best, Vadra said that people will understand what’s right and wrong, and will soon revolt.
Expressing his views on freedom to express opinions in campuses and elsewhere, Vadra said, “I don’t say go against the nation. I am a proud Indian and I will abide by the norms but at the same time I have thoughts, I have ideology. I have the right to decide (what is) wrong and right. We can’t dictate to the youth. They are our future. We have to listen to them, understand them but we cannot threaten them or intimidate them.”