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Robert Vadra says he will not join politics till his name gets cleared in money laundering case

Robert Vadra Said There Are Many Others Who Looted The Country And Have Fled, But He Is Still Here And Would Never Leave.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 06 Mar 2019, 11:50:52 PM
Robert Vadra had earlier put a Facebook post announcing that he might play 'a larger role in serving the people'. (File Photo: PTI)

New Delhi :

Robert Vadra, husband of Congress general secretary of Uttar Pradesh east Priyanka Gandhi, on Wednesday said that he would not join active politics till his name is cleared in the ongoing money laundering case. “I'm in this country, there are people who have looted the country and run away, what about them? I'm always going to be in this country, I will not leave or be in active politics till I clear my name, that is my promise,” ANI tweeted. 

Earlier, Vadra – brother-in-law of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi – had put a Facebook post announcing that he might play "a larger role in serving the people" after the ongoing cases against him were over, sparking speculation over his joining active politics.

"I need to absolve from baseless accusations and allegations...I will start working on it. There is no hurry. People need to feel that I can make a change," he had said. 

In the post, Vadra wrote about years and months he had spent campaigning and working in different parts of the country, mainly in Uttar Pradesh, and claimed that it gave him a feeling to do more for the people.

"All these years of experience and learning cannot be just wasted and should be put to better use...Once all these accusations and allegations are over, I feel I should dedicate a larger role in serving the people," Vadra, who is Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband, said. 

Vadra is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate in money laundering cases related to purchase of alleged illegal assets abroad and an alleged land scam in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

With PTI Inputs


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First Published : 06 Mar 2019, 11:39:12 PM