30 October, 2020

"I've A Special Bond With The People Here"

On his first day of campaigning in Amethi, he came out of his shell and spoke to Sutapa Mukerjee. Excerpts:

"I've A Special Bond With The People Here"
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What are your priorities?
To win the elections from Amethi. Besides, I would like to fulfil all that my father dreamt of. I would like to ensure that Amethi develops.

What about the issue of your mother being a foreigner?
My mother also played an important role in making me a true Indian. As far as personal attacks are concerned, our family has never believed in countering them. Look how we endured the Bofors issue for 17 long years. It taught us that the truth finally has to emerge. Besides, if we get swayed by such issues we will lose our focus.

And if people start making personal attacks on you?
What such kind of people think does not make a difference. Yet I have always remained open to suggestions even from my enemies, but no one can cow me down.

What is it that bothers you the most?
Caste and regional politics, this must come to an end.

Everyone knows that Amethi is an easy seat to win...
I’ve a special bond with the people here; I miss my father and remember the times that I accompanied...

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