Businessman Robert Vadra has hinted at joining politics just days after his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accepted a formal role in the Congress earlier this month. Taking to his Facebook, Vadra wrote, “The years n months that I spent campaigning n working in different parts of the country, but mainly in UP, gave me a feeling to do more for the people n make smaller changes possible by me, in their areas n when they got to know me, the genuine love, affection n respect I earned was humbling.”
He went on to say that after the investigation against him by Indian probe agencies were over, he will ‘dedicate a larger role in serving the people.’ He wrote, “All these years of experience n learning cannot be just wasted and should be put to better use… once all these accusations n allegations are over, I feel I should dedicate a larger role in serving the people.”
Vadra is being currently investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged money laundering after he was accused of purchasing properties in London. Vadra has denied the allegations stating that attempts were being made to malign and harass him.
He wrote, “More than a decade of different governments trying to malign me, using n highlighting my name to divert real issues of the country. People of the country gradually realised this Modus n knew there was no truth in any of these allegations. People reach out n show respect n wish me luck n a better future.”
Vadra is accused of owning expensive properties in London directly or indirectly. He’s alleged to have purchased those properties worth 12 million pounds between 2005 and 2010 when the Congress party-led UPA governed India.
Vadra’s brother-in-law is Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who appointed Priyanka as the AICC General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East earlier this month.