Mum-in-law Sonia Gandhi takes on the saffron party, demands thorough probe into the allegations to clear air
Lucknow: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday billed the allegations levelled against her son-in-law Robert Vadra of owning a house in London, funded by an arms dealer, as ‘yet another conspiracy of the BJP-led government towards Congress-Mukt Bharat’.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi
Talking to reporters in Rae Bareli, her parliamentary constituency, Sonia also trained her gun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, “Woh pradhanmantri hain, koi shehenshaah nahin ki janta unki saari baatein mane (he is a prime minister and not an emperor that people of the country should listen to all that he says).”
Speaking on the allegations levelled against her son-in-law, Sonia said people in the BJP level new charges every day and demanded that if there was anything against anybody in her family, a probe should be initiated to clear the air. “Doodh ka doodh aur paani ka paani ho jayega,” she said.
BJP hits back
Hitting back at Sonia Gandhi for defending Vadra, BJP yesterday said it has exposed the ‘farce’ that he was merely a private citizen and took a dig at her over her ‘Shahenshah’ jibe at Modi, saying people had sent the emperors packing in the 2014 polls. It also mocked the Congress chief’s dare to the government to order a probe into the accusations against Vadra, saying the opposition party has dubbed such inquiries as vendetta earlier.