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Robert Vadra drops hint at contesting Lok Sabha polls, says 'if Amethi wants'
Robert Vadra
Photo courtesy:Videograb of Robert Vadra from ANI

Robert Vadra drops hint at contesting Lok Sabha polls, says 'if Amethi wants'

| @indiablooms | 04 Apr 2024, 10:06 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Robert Vadra, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband, has hinted at making a political debut, a blockbuster entry from the party's stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

On Thursday evening he said that "the people of Amethi expect me to represent them... if I decide to become an MP."

Speaking to ANI, Vadra took a jibe at Amethi's current MP Union Minister Smriti Irani saying: "The person who was elected last time is only concerned with attacking the Gandhi family, and not with ensuring the development of the area and well-being of its people."

"For years... the Gandhi family worked hard in Raebareli (the Congress' other Uttar Pradesh stronghold, which was won by Sonia Gandhi in 2019), Sultanpur, and Amethi. But now people of Amethi are troubled by the current MP. They believe they made a mistake by electing her," he said.

"When the people of Amethi feel they have made a mistake, when they feel they want the Gandhi family to come back or if they want me... then they will give a big win to the Congress," he said.

However, this is not the first time Vadra has spoken about his desire to join politics.

In April 2022 he said he was ready to do so "if people want".

"If people wish I should represent them, and if I can bring some change, then I will take this step," he told reporters in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, claiming he only wants to serve people "in a major way".

"Let's see what happens ahead. We used to discuss every day in the family about the kind of politics taking place today and how the nation is changing," he said.

Amethi votes on May 20, in the fifth phase of polling. Results of the Lok sabha Election will be declared on June 4.

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