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Vadra urges people to keep Priyanka safe (Lead, with Corrections)

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Monday urged people for safety of Gandhi, his wife and General Secretary, saying the political atmosphere is "vindictive and vicious".

His remark came ahead of Priyanka's first road show after she entered active nearly a fortnight ago, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. Rahul and many other senior party leaders also participated in the road show. She was appointed party for eastern UP last month.

took to to say, "There is a very vindictive and vicious political atmosphere... But I know, it's her duty to serve the people and now we hand her to the people of Please keep her safe." He also wished her luck on her political debut.

"My best wishes to you P (Priyanka) on your new journey of working in UP and serving the people of India," posted the message.

He also praised her for being a "perfect wife and mother".

Meanwhile, the (ED) continues to be hot on Vadra's heels. Last week, Vadra was questioned by the ED for over 24 hours on three days -- Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday -- in a money laundering case.

The ED is scheduled to question him again on Tuesday in in connection with another money laundering case involving a Bikaner land deal.

On January 21, Vadra was directed by the to appear before the ED on February 12 along with his mother Maureen Vadra, also a in the

Vadra was granted protection from arrest till February 16 by a Delhi Court, which was hearing anticipatory bail plea filed by him, on February 2.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:04 IST
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