Congress backs Priyanka Gandhi as she hits out at opposition for ‘targeting Robert Vadra without proof’

Priyanka Gandhi hit out at the opponents saying her husband was being attacked for political gains.

By: Express News Service | Rae Bareli | Updated: April 22, 2014 3:06:20 pm

Raising the poll pitch in Rae Bareli, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday broke her silence on the attacks directed at Robert Vadra, saying the opposition has been maligning her husband with “false allegations”.

Addressing people at Rae Bareli, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka hit out at the opponents saying her husband was being attacked for political gains. “The more they attack my family, the stronger we would emerge,” she further said.

According to reports, the Congress later backed Priyanka Gandhi, saying the BJP constantly targeted Robert Vadra without proof as part of a malicious campaign.

Later, talking to mediapersons, Priyanka asserted that she would stand by her husband who has repeatedly been attacked by opposition leaders over “false charges”.

She expressed her concern saying the poll campaign, which should aim towards benefit of people, is being used to make personal attacks on her family.

During her speech, Priyanka further reached out to people saying “the country accepted my mother despite the fact that she was not born in India”. She also urged people to “vote for development”, adding that Rae Bareli knows that “Sonia Gandhi works honestly”.

Reacting to Priyanka’s attack, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi took a dig saying “it is obvious for an Indian wife to feel bad about any attack on husband”. She, however, added that people of the country were even more sad because of the misdeeds of the Congress.

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