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Published On: Wed, Feb 6th, 2019

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priyanka_gandhi_robert_vadraNEW DELHI : Priyanka Gandhi was in the Toyota Land Cruiser that dropped her husband Robert Vadra off at an Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi this afternoon.

Vadra appeared before the probe agency, which investigates economic offenses, in connection with a money laundering probe case relating to the alleged possession of illegal foreign assets.After dropping her husband off, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra went to the Congress’s headquarters to take charge as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.

When asked about Robert Vadra being questioned by the ED, she said, “I stand by my family.”Priyanka Gandhi’s gesture today (accompanying her husband to the ED office) is a show of support for Robert Vadra, perceived by many to be an Achilles heel for her ahead of the general election.Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who accompanied her husband Robert Vadra as he appeared for questioning at the Enforcement Directorate offices in Delhi on Wednesday, said she wanted to send a “clear message” with her appearance. “I stand by my husband. Mr Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, on Wednesday appeared before the investigating agency in connection with a money laundering case.
His wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accompanied him in a white Toyota Land Cruiser along with security personnel in tow, and dropped him outside the agency’s office in Jamnagar House in central Delhi. She soon left in her convoy of vehicles. Mr Vadra entered the Enforcement Directorate office at around 3:47 pm while a team of his lawyers had arrived minutes before him. This is the first time Mr Vadra, also the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is appearing before any probe agency.
Mr Vadra has denied these allegations in the past and termed them a witch-hunt by the BJP government to settle political scores with the Congress. Congratulations P… always by your side i every phase of your life. Give it your best,” Mr Vadra wrote on Facebook, within moments of the Congress officially announcing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s appointment. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s display of support for her husband also coincided with her formally taking charge of her post.
Mr Vadra was directed by a Delhi court to cooperate with the investigation being carried out by the central probe agency after he knocked on its door seeking anticipatory bail in this case.The case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property – located at 12, Bryanston Square – worth 1.9 million pounds, which is allegedly owned by Mr Vadra. (With Agency Inputs ).

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