Jagdish Sharma, who is believed to be a close aide of businessman Robert Vadra, spoke to Republic TV after posters of Congress party portraying Priyanka Gandhi as Goddess Durga were seen in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
When asked as to why Congress is using the image of God and Goddess to seek votes, Jagdish Sharma said that these are the sentiments of 'workers as they try to find their God in Politicians'. Talking to Republic TV from Ardh Kumbh, Robert Vadra's aide said:
"I had told you that these are the sentiments of the workers. They try to find their God in their politician. I am here (Kumbh) for the past 4 days. I am a Hindu and I respect Kumbh. I support the construction of Ram Mandir. If 100 crore Hindus will not build Ram Mandir in Hindustan then where will they make it? Robert Vadra is innocent. I have been taking Holy dips in Kumbh and I am also sharing the videos. I am a religious Hindu and the one who will respect Hindu religion, will rule the country".
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor insulted Kumbh rituals and took a jibe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after his Cabinet took a holy dip in the Sangam at Prayagraj. Giving out a message for Mr Tharoor, he added.
"As far as Shashi Tharoor is concerned, I wrote back saying that this is India and everyone follows their own beliefs. I want to tell Shashi Tharoor that don't make damage to Congress party and think before taking. Human makes mistake and he is a human being. If one man makes a wrong statement that does not mean Congress is wrong. Rahul Gandhi will never support such a statement.
Rajiv Gandhi unlocked the gates to Ram Mandir. BJP has disrespected Ardh Kumbh. They are trying to politicise it. BJP is scared. Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will soon visit Kumbh. They will take the blessing of saints before taking charge of the country", he added.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had conducted a raid at the residence of Congress worker Jagdish Sharma. Sharma had also been taken to the Enforcement Directorate office for questioning.
"Robert Vadra is being framed. Modi government wants to trap Robert Vadra. Searches are on at my residence. What will they get when there is nothing. They are taking me to Enforcement Directorate office for questioning," Mr Sharma had said.