Breaking her silence, a "pained" Priyanka Gandhi today said her husband Robert Vadra was being targeted for political reasons and asserted that her resolve to fight back will increase the more the opponents attack.
Campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in this constituency of Uttar Pradesh, she said Vadra was being attacked by BJP to divert the attention of people from the development issues to "meaningless talk" and that the "truth" about her husband will prevail.
"When you watch TV, what do you see? Harsh words, humiliation of my family. A lot of things are being said about my husband. I feel pained. I feel pained, not for myself, not because somebody is insulting us 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," she told a 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 said.
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."
Invoking Indira Gandhi, Priyanka said she had learnt from her grand mother how to fight back as "truth is like a shield".
Deploring the politics of divisiveness, Priyanka said India was known for its tolerance since it is the land of Buddha and Mahatama Gandhi.
The country has accepted her mother Sonia, who was not born in India, but now attempts are being made to inject "poison", she said.
"Do you want a country of the Buddha, of Mahatama 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 its leader Narendra Modi.
She said she was confident that people of the constituency would vote for Sonia as she had always fought for them, which they are "aware of".
Priyanka said she was sure that peope would do so not just beacuse they were connected with her family but because they knew of her work.
"My mother has always been with you through your struggles and you too have been with her through her struggles," she told the gathering.
"The affection we get from you is sufficient..I believe that you (people) will support Soniaji, but I want that you vote for the country," she said.
Priyanka said that Sonia has ensured development of Rae Bareli and this would continue in the same manner.
Jitendra >> She is a known alcoholic.
THIS IS A TERRIBLE UNDERSTATEMENT>
She is a ALCOHOL ABUSER.. PERIOD. Gandhi's Congress had Temperance as its core values and now we have the party that claims gandhian legacy worship a queen feudal who is a unrepentant drunker. That is teh CON party for you, the family will sell the nation in exchange for a distillery..
Princess Priyanka has her Marie Antoinette moment.
Rats. What a elitist phrase full of ueenly contempt to use for the plebian opposition.
How dare a chaiwalla aspire to occupy what Panditji,dadiji,daddyji,mummiji have occupied.
How can a mere blue collared commoner aspire to what rightfully belongs to Rahul bhayya.
Why do we waste time discussing about this Drunkard Whiner ? It is better to discuss about his hubby who is a role model by being a stellar example of a humble farmer from minority community who became a billionaire during the 10 years of glorious golden UPA regime?
She is a known alcoholic. This statement must have come out under the influence of alcohol because it becomes easier to tell lies under the incluence of alcohol. The alcohol is provided from Vadras shop on Delhi airport.
If he has any bit of shame, he would not have done the plunder and land-grabs attributed to him.