BJP scoffs at Vadra over his proposal to campaign for Congress

New Delhi: The BJP was quick to hit back when businessman Robert Vadra declared his plans to campaign for Congress.

Vadra, husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, said he would campaign all over India for the party.

In reply, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said: “I don’t know if this will be an asset for the campaign of Congress party or for the campaign of BJP.”

With just days left for the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP has frequently pointed towards the Congress party’s connection with corruption probes.

Smriti refers to his involvement in land scam case in Rajasthan

Senior party leader Smriti Irani reacted to this declaration with an allusion to his embroilment in a land scam case in Rajasthan. “I would only like to say this: Robert Vadra may go wherever he wants, but the people would be well-advised to keep a close watch on their lands while he is around,” she said.

Vadra has, in the past, indicated joining active politics once his name is cleared off corruption cases. “I don’t have to be in politics to help the people of the country, but if by joining I can make a larger difference, then why not? But the people will decide,” he had said in February.

Later, he said that he had “no immediate plans,” adding he is “in no hurry as I have to earn it”.

Robert Vadra was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate which is investigating allegations of forgery involved in the allotment of land in Bikaner. He is also under investigation case relating to alleged money laundering.