Businessman Robert Vadra has expressed strong support for his wife and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi‘s participation in the upcoming 2024 general elections. He emphasized that Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into the Lok Sabha would resonate positively with the people, suggesting potential constituencies like Amethi or Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh for her candidacy.
Pitching for Priyanka Gandhi’s Candidacy
Vadra asserted, “…I feel Priyanka should reach the Parliament first and people will feel good if she comes to Lok Sabha. Be it Amethi or Sultanpur, wherever the party seems fitting, I would like her to contest the Lok Sabha election”.
Choosing a Fitting Constituency
Suggesting potential constituencies, Vadra mentioned Amethi and Sultanpur. Notably, Amethi, once a Congress stronghold, is currently represented by Union Minister Smriti Irani, who secured victory over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Priyanka Gandhi’s Role in Politics
Priyanka Gandhi, Congress general secretary, entered active politics in February 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. She has been actively engaged in campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and her mother Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency.
Robert Vadra’s Perspective
Emphasizing Priyanka Gandhi’s prowess in campaigning and her integral role within the Congress, Vadra stated, “She delivers the right speeches. She is like a pillar for the party. The party should consider her hard work…she would be very good in Parliament… She will help the party in a larger way.”
Vadra also hinted at his own political ambitions, indicating his willingness to follow in Priyanka Gandhi’s footsteps. He envisioned a sequential progression, stating, “There is always a time for politics and I think Priyanka should be there ahead of me and then I could come. It will happen in the future and I do hope that the party considers Priyanka not only for campaigning but she can be in Parliament soon.”
Robert Vadra’s endorsement of Priyanka Gandhi’s potential role in the 2024 general elections highlights the ongoing discussions within the Congress party regarding strategic candidacies. As the political landscape evolves, the anticipation grows around Priyanka Gandhi’s potential contributions and the impact they could have on the upcoming elections.