Home » national news » 'Didn't need Priyanka to enhance my life'. Robert Vadra on the Gandhis and politics

'Didn't need Priyanka to enhance my life'. Robert Vadra on the Gandhis and politics

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Businessman Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi has stated that support from his family enabled him to withstand pressure.

"I am born and brought up here, would never leave my country, no pressure, even if I am humiliated. No matter what the government says, I have the ability to sustain and to absorb. I have a very strong and good family which gives me strength," he said.

Vadra, who has often played a secondary role to his wife, Priyanka Gandhi in the political sphere, said, "I didn'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 previously campaigned for his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi and his mother-in-law Sonia Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh but has never made campaign speeches or taken part in political meetings.

When asked whether he would take the plunge into active politics, Vadra said, "I would not say never, let's see what future has in store for me."

"When people will call for me, when they think I can make some change, then only will I think of joining politics. I understand my responsibilities. I know with which family I am associated, what they have done for generations. I have to make sure that I respect it," he said.  


First published: 14 April 2016, 1:53 IST