Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus on glaring issues such as poverty, unemployment and the empowerment of women instead of talking about him. He also wondered "what did he want to achieve by invoking my name, again and again".
Vadra took to Facebook and wrote a post to the Prime Minister after Modi referred to alleged corruption in land deals while addressing a rally in Haryana's Kurukshetra.
"This chowkidar has brought the corrupt who looted farmers' land in Delhi and Haryana to the gates of jails. Those who behaved as if they were kings have been made to run around the ED and the courts. With your blessings, justice will be done to the farmers and the corrupt will be put behind bars," the prime minister said at the rally, without naming anyone.
Vadra said he "suffered harassment" at the hands of the Modi government in the last five years and that the prime minister was ‘insulting’ the judiciary with his remarks that he will send him to jail.
"Please stop these personal attacks on me. By passing such remarks, you insult our honourable judicial system. I have full faith in the Indian judiciary and the truth shall prevail. God save the country," Vadra tweeted.
Vadra – in the Facebook post said, "I am shocked to hear my name again in your rally. There are glaring issues such as poverty, joblessness, women empowerment, etc which are staring right at you, but you chose to talk about me, out of everything else."
"I have been at the receiving end for the last 5 years of complete harassment, by your government. Relentless notices from various agencies, courts and tax departments, to simply mentally pressurise me. 11 times being summoned to depose each of 8 to 11 hours with the Enforcement Directorate, in different parts of the country, Court depositions, and related orders, etc. BUT NOT ONE allegation has been proven (sic)," he said.
"Simply the nation knows my name is repeatedly used in elections to digress from the failures of your government and their own misdeeds," Vadra alleged.