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Robert Vadra: Man of steel, model husband... in his own words

It's not often that news media goes to Robert Vadra for his version of things, indulging instead in myth-making around the man better known as Priyanka Gandhi's husband. But he has managed to get some attention with his latest motorcycle rally in Uttar Pradesh when he declared his political ambitions.

Robert Vadra got attention with his latest motorcycle rally in Uttar Pradesh when he declared his political ambitions. Reuters

In an interview with the Times of India that appeared today, he said that after denying celebrity for the past 15 years for Priyanka's sake, he thinks it's time to enter the big game. What does he think qualifies him for politics. "I'm married into India's first family of politics. What do you think we talk about? I'm a good learner, " he says.

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If I say no, I don't want to join politics, people will say, "Oh, that's why Priyanka isn't joining politics." If I say yes, people will say, "Oh, he's here to build a base for himself."

And on why the Congress party has been reluctant in promoting him, he says without a hint of self-censorship: "I don't really understand this taboo about me joining politics. If I do join politics, it will be with my family's consent. It will be planned. Then I suppose, people will have to accept it."

For the complete interview, click here.