son-in-law of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Robert Vadra (File pic)
son-in-law of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Robert Vadra (File pic)

I pray for future of this great nation: Robert Vadra on Sadhvi's remark that caressing cow helps control BP

ANI | Updated: May 03, 2019 14:05 IST

New Delhi [India], May 3 (ANI): "I pray for the future of this great nation," said Robert Vadra, Priyanka Gandhi's husband, on Friday taking a jibe at BJP candidate in Bhopal Lok Sabha consituency Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.
Vadra took to Facebook to take a dig at the Malegaon blast accused over her remarks that caressing a cow from the back towards the neck helps in curing blood pressure issues.
"Well, what can I say? I pray for the future of this great nation. The future of our next generation is in our hands. Let's move forward not backward," he said.
Vadra urged the voters to "use their vote sensibly".
The Election Commission of India (ECI) had on May 1 barred Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for seeking votes on the religious lines and thereby violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
So far, Thakur has been served three notices by the ECI for violating the MCC on various occasions.
Thakur had made headlines for multiple controversial statements made by her since her candidature from Bhopal was announced by the BJP for the ongoing general elections.
Last month, Thakur had said former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare had lost his life because she had "cursed" him. Karkare was killed along with two other senior police officers while fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in November 2008.
She had also courted controversy by saying she was "proud" of her involvement in the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992, remarks over which the Commission gave her a 72-hour ban on electioneering.
Polling in Bhopal will be held on May 12, and counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)