Apparently referring to allegations relating to land deals against Priyanka’s husband Robert Vadra, Jaitley said, “Issues of probity are public issues. They are not personal issues.”

The BJP leader said he was glad Priyanka has made a statement on Vadra.

“I only hope her immediate family and her party heeds to her advice,” he said.

Jaitley said Priyanka’s friends in the Congress would now hopefully realise that they had personalised their attack on Modi relating to his marital status, the snoopgate issue ‘without a shred of evidence’.

Breaking her silence, Priyanka had yesterday said, “When you watch TV, what do you see? Harsh words, humiliation of my family. A lot of things are said about my husband. I feel pained. I feel pained, not for myself, also not because somebody you are humiliating somebody and the truth is not being told...”

"...every day I tell my children that the truth will prevail.... I feel pained at the kind of politics that has come to the fore in these elections,” she added.

Though she did not name anybody, she was clearly referring to BJP's attack on Vadra. She said her husband was being used to launch a political attack on her family.

Some BJP leaders have said Vadra would be ‘in jail’ if the NDA comes to power at the Centre.

(JPN/Agencies)

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