Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has hit back at PM Narendra Modi for claiming that the Gandhi-Vadra family consider themselves as the 'kings' of this country, saying it was their family which fought against such culture.
Speaking to the media in Faizabad, following her rally, the younger Gandhi sibling was questioned about the Prime Minister's remarks which he made during his exclusive interview with Republic Media Network.
"My family worked against the 'Raja-Maharajas' (princes and kings), removed their privy purses. My family never considered itself as a 'Raja-Maharaja'," Congress' General secretary East said in response to the question.
On Friday, PM Modi, in his first election interview ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, spoke exclusively to Republic Media Network's editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.
It was during this very interaction Prime Minister mentioned that the family which has and is at the helm of the Congress party since ages considers itself priviliged, which is why it has been getting away when it comes to corruption cases.
"You'll be surprised to know that multiple notices went to the Congress party - multiple notices went in the National Herald case. These people consider themselves Raja-Maharajas (royals). They don’t even respond. So we to go to court. It is not easy to get dates from courts – that is the reason why it is taking so long. It is only after all this that that they were forced to plead for bail in National Herald case," PM Modi had said.
When asked as to why the present government could not put Priyanka's husban and Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, Robert Vadra behind the bars, despite countless allegations against him, the Prime Minister claimed that the mechanism left behind by the grand old party made it tough.
"There is a legal system in india. These people get notices. After receiving notices, they need to respond to those notices. The law does its work. If we had wanted political vendetta, then we would have done it in a flash. But we won't do that. We say, if some wrong has been done, the law will do it's work," he had also mentioned in the interview.