“I am Rajiv Gandhi’s daughter,” was Priyanka’s terse reply, as Modi’s comments that he considers her as his daughter dominated her media interaction at several places during her whirlwind poll campaign in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
Priyanka reacted sharply when she was asked by reporters to comment on purported remarks by the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate. Her brother Rahul is the Congress candidate from Amethi.
“Main Rajiv Gandhi ki beti hoon'( I am Rajiv Gandhi’s daughter),” she said. At another place during the campaign, Priyanka was again asked about Modi’s comments.
“My father died for this country more than 20 years ago. I love him more than I love anybody else in my life. And I don’t appreciate this comparison at all,” she said.
“My father is a martyr. He sacrificed for the country. And in my heart, he can never be compared to any other person,” she added.
Priyanka replied in the negative when asked whether she was offended and angry over the Gujarat Chief Minister’s comments about her.