Priyanka Gandhi on Monday slammed her estranged cousin and the Bharatiya Janata PartyÂ leader Varun Gandhi for his communal speech, saying his remarks were against the traditions and principles of the Gandhi family.
“Varun’s comments are against the traditions and principles of the Gandhi family, and he has gone against what the Gandhis have lived and died for. It made me very sad to see him saying those things,” Priyanka told reporters here. Priyanka is on a two-day tour of the district to campaign for her mother Sonia Gandhi and her brother Rahul Gandhi, both key leaders of the Congress party.
She advised Varun to read the Bhagvad Gita properly. Priyanka said she was in Rae Bareli only to campaign for her mother and brother and have no plans to contest elections. She said his speech at a rally in Pilibhit was against the principles of the Gandhi family.”Whatever Varun said was definitely against the principles of the Gandhi family for which they lived and died,” Priyanka said. On the Lalu-Paswan episode in Bihar, Priyanka said everything will become clear after the elections. Replying to questions, Priyanka said she had no plans of entering politics. Asked whether she would campaign for other party candidates, she said she would canvass only for her mother Sonia and her brother Rahul.