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Updated: April 22, 2014 15:05 IST

‘Pained’ Priyanka vows to fight back against opponents

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Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday 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.

“When you watch TV, what do you see? Harsh words, ridiculing of my family. A lot of things are said about my husband. I feel pained. I feel pained, not for myself, not because somebody is ridiculing 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.”

Ms. Priyanka said the country has accepted her mother Sonia, who was not born here, but now attempts are being made to inject “poison” said.

“Do you want a country of the Buddha, of Mahatma 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.

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