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NEW DELHI: Reacting to reports that Priyanka Gandhi was interested in contesting against Narendra Modi from Varanasi, the BJP said on Monday that it would have welcomed her in the fray as her performance would have exposed the `myth’ around the Gandhi family.
“The Congress party solution is, if one incumbent in the family fails, the alternative can only be another member of the family…I had almost predicted this. I only wish that the desperate solution of Varanasi had been actually implemented. The country now needs the myth of the other family member also to be exploded,” said BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
Another BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy said Priyanka has saved herself from a thrashing at the hands of the BJP.
“They saved her. She would have got a thrashing. She is very unpopular, she drinks too much alcohol and she has a bad name, her husband has a bad name,” he said.
Subramaniam Swamy also called Priyanka Gandhi an ungrateful daughter as she went to see in jail those who had killed her father.