06/02/2019 5:40 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Takes Charge As Congress General Secretary, Says She Stands By Robert Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi assumed charge after dropping her husband Robert Vadra at the ED office where he was questioned.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

NEW DELHI — “I stand by my family,” said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Congress headquarters where she came to take charge as the party general secretary.

Her remarks came in response to a query about her husband being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case relating to alleged possession of illegal foreign assets.

She assumed charge after dropping her husband Robert Vadra at the ED office. She then met party workers.

Priyanka was appointed as general secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh east on January 23 by her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Her office is adjacent to the room of her brother at the party headquarters at Akbar Road in New Delhi.

She will attend her first official meeting on Thursday. Rahul has convened the meeting of all general secretaries and in-charges of various states to plan the strategy for the Lok Sabha elections.

Vadra was directed by a Delhi court to cooperate with the investigation being carried out by the central probe agency after he knocked on its door seeking anticipatory bail in this case.

A Delhi court last week granted interim bail to him till February 16 and asked him to join probe by appearing in person on February 6 in this case.