1. Will Robert Vadra join politics? He says not sure, Twitterati have a ball

Will Robert Vadra join politics? He says not sure, Twitterati have a ball

When asked if he would join politics anytime soon during an interview with Times of India, Vadra didn't respond in a yes or no

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 2, 2016 4:31 PM
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At a time when Congress workers’ demand for Priyanka Gandhi’s more direct role in politics ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections has increased, her husband Robert Vadra doesn’t seem to have shut down the political doors for himself completely.

When asked if he would join politics anytime soon during an interview with Times of India, Vadra didn’t respond in a yes or no. Rather, he said that “no one can tell the future and i cannot say what it holds for me.” The interview was published today.

Vadra, who has been in news in past for his alleged involvement in corruption, talked about a host of issues including demonetisation, its effect on farmers and daily wagers, black money and Priyanka Gandhi’s role in politics.

Vadra didn’t directly say whether the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is right or wrong but said he has his doubts if “purported objectives” of the note ban are “realistic” and whether they will be achieved. He also said that the media is not properly highlighting the “pain of the poor” after demonetisation. He further said that farmers,

Vadra further said that farmers, dailywagers and small buisness owners are the wrost affected by the decision. On Priyanka, Vadra said he cannot decide for Priyanka but he would be happy and support all her decisions.

Vadra speaking for farmers and poor, however, triggered funny bones of Twitterati. Some of them even attacked him.

The Congress faced hackers’ attack on on Wednesday and Thursday as the party’s as well as Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter accounts were compromised. Delhi police are probing into the matter. Meanwhile, rumours of Rahul’s anointment as the Congress president are doing the rounds in the national capital. When asked if Rahul should become the Congress president, Vadra didn’t comment on whether Rahul should replace Sonia Gandhi as the Congress president. Instead, Vadra said his best wishes are with Rahul.

In a first, the Congress vice-president today chaired a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party and accused PM Naredra Modi of practising “TRP politics” and making the country suffer with his “vanity and incompetence”

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