New Delhi: Exactly 365 days ago, he dumped his party to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Known to be among the very few who had access to 10, Janpath — Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence, in March last year, Tom Vadakkan caught everyone including his own party unaware when he walked up to the BJP podium to say, “I gave prime of my life to the Congress. But dynastic politics is now at its zenith in the party... There’s no place in it for self-respecting people.”
On his first year anniversary in the BJP, Vadakkan dropped another bomb on the Gandhis, saying the party will be taken over by the Vadras.
“It is a family entreprise. Now it will be probably the Vadras taking over. The Vadra family will take over, their children will take over (the Congress). That’s how it is,” Vadakkan alleged, with a straight face. Priyanka Gandhi is married to Robert Vadra.
When asked to reconfirm what he just said, Vadakkan gave a one word reply, “Absolutely”.
Further emphasising his point, calling the Congress a ‘family entreprise’, Vadakkan added that “Priyanka and Priyanka’s Children...I mean that’s how hard you work. How many years you’ve put.. That’s not in question. How much efforts you’ve made, not...These are things that don’t matter. what matters is, do you belong to the family?”
Wearing a Modi Kurta, Vadakkan remarked, “I was part of the team that welcomed him to Congress. And here I was at the BJP office when he joined on Wednesday.”
“The month of March is usually very heavy on the Congress,”said he. Both Vadakkan and Scindia left Congress in March. He quoted Shakespeare’s Julias Caesar where a soothsayer warns Caesar to “Beware the ides of March.” “They (Congress) too need to beware,” he said. (IANS)