New Delhi: In a blatant attack on Priyanka Gandhi, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that Congress East Uttar Pradesh Chief won’t have much impact on the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, as “she is the wife of a thief”.
When asked about what impact Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will have on this election, Uma Bharti retorted, “Kuchh nahi. Jiska pati chori ke aarop mein ho, usko to log kis nazar se…..chor ki patni ko kis nazar se dekha jata hai Hindustan ussi nazar se dekhega unko ( Nothing much. India will not look up to her as she is the wife of a thief).”
Uma Bharti was referring to Robert Vadra, who is accused in a money laundering case. Notably, Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is facing allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds.
This is not the first time that the Congress leader has been taken a dig at. Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harish Dwivedi took a dig at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and commented on her sartorial choices while doing so. Dwivedi told mediapersons, “Everyone knows that when Priyanka Gandhi is in Delhi, she wears jeans and top but dons saree and sindoor when she comes to the constituencies.” He went on to call Priyanka a failure like her brother Rahul Gandhi. Dwivedi added, “For me or the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi is not an issue. If Rahul Gandhi is a failure, Priyanka is also a failure.”
On January 30, BJP MLA Surendra Singh dubbed the Congress president “Raavan” and his sister Priyanka Gandhi “Shurpanakha”. BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya slammed the Congress for using “chocolatey faces” to fight the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.