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Please keep her safe: Vadra requests 'people of India' on Priyanka's debut

Vadra's emotive Facebook post came as Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, who took charge as AICC general secretary UP east and UP west, respectively participated in a road show in Lucknow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Priyanka Gandhi
Lucknow: All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, during a roadshow, in Lucknow, Monday. Photo: PTI

On a day was making her debut visit to as general secretary, her husband Robert on Monday said she was a "perfect wife" and "the best mother" to their children and now the time had come to hand her to the people of

"Please keep her safe," said, doffing his hat to his "best friend" over the years and warning her against the prevailing "vindictive and vicious" political atmosphere.

Vadra's emotive post came as and Jyotiraditya Scindia, who took charge as AICC UP east and UP west, respectively, last week, participated in a road show in on Monday along with Rahul

"My Best wishes to you P, on your new journey of working in and serving the people of You have been my best friend, a perfect wife, and the best mother to our children," Vadra said.

"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," said Vadra, the of the

married Vadra in 1997. The couple has two children.

Vadra is under a probe by the and was questioned for three consecutive days last week in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad.

Vadra is also expected to make a fresh appearance before the ED on Tuesday in in connection with a probe into an alleged land scam in the Rajasthan's border town of

Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday had strongly come out in support of her husband, whom she had dropped off at by the Enforcement Directorate's office on the first day of questioning.

"He is my husband, he is my family...I support my family," she had said when asked whether she was sending a message by dropping off her husband.

Priyanka Gandhi's show of support to her husband had come days after another emotional message from Vadra on her appointment AICC in-charge of east.

"Congratulations P... always by your side in every phase of your life. Give it your best, Vadra said in a post.

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:05 IST