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Priyanka cites husband's roots to hail Punjabi community, Vadra endorses statement

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Robert Vadra, husband of in-charge of (East), Priyanka Gandhi, on Wednesday hailed his wife for showering praises on the Punjabi community by making reference to his roots.

Taking to Facebook, wrote a message endorsing Priyanka's speech at a public gathering in and also shared a short one-minute video of the same.

"Well said, Priyanka. May God keep people of and all Indians in 'chardi kala' (relentless optimism)," wrote in Hindi, English and Punjabi.

In the video-clip shared by Vadra, Priyanka can be heard talking of her husband's Punjabi roots, saying: "I am delighted to be here. My husband is a Punjabi and he has faced all hardships with a smile. I salute the land and people of Punjabi community is always happy and strong-willed even in the face of challenges. They are always happy and in a state of 'chardi kala'."

In her maiden visit to Punjab this election season, on Tuesday had attempted to strike a chord with the people by starting her speech in Punjabi.

The voting for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will take place on May 23, the last phase of the seven-phased The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 10:48 IST