DURG: Union minister and BJP's star campaigner Uma Bharti on Tuesday said there would not be any impact of the entry of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
“There will be no impact. People will see her as a thief’s wife”, Bharti said.
Bharati's comments allegedly referred to Priyanka Gandhi's husband, businessman Robert Vadra, who is facing allegations of money laundering.
While replying to the question on whether Priyanka Gandhi will contest the general elections from Varanasi, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election, Bharti said:
"It is a democracy, anybody can fight election from anywhere."
While asking about Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad in Kerala along with Amethi, the union minister said:
"He is the president of the Congress Party, so he can contest from anywhere. However, he made this decision after seeing the report of Amethi. This means he already accepted his defeat from there."
On Tuesday, Bharti was campaigning for BJPs candidate from the Durg Lok Sabha constituency, which will go to polls in the third phase on April 23.
Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
Counting of the votes will be done on May 23.