Priyanka Vadra born 12 January 1972 is an Indian politician, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. She is the granddaughter of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, and is a member of the wider Nehru-Gandhi family.At a 1999 campaign, she said in an interview with the BBC: “I am very clear in my mind. Politics is not a strong pull, the people are. And I can
do things for them without being in politics”.Nonetheless, the question of her joining formal politics would be bothersome: “I have said it a thousand times, I am not interested in joining politics…”
She has however continued to regularly visit her mother’s and brother’s constituencies of Rae Bareilly and Amethi where she dealt with the people directly.In the Indian general election, 2004, she was her mother’s campaign manager and helped supervise her brother Rahul Gandhi’s campaign. In a press meeting during these elections she said that “politics is all
about serving the people and I am already doing that. I may continue doing only that for five years more.
She is married to Robert Vadra, a businessman from Delhi. The wedding took place at the Gandhi home, 10 Janpath, on 18 February 1997 in a traditional Hindu ceremony. They have two children. Priyanka Gandhi is a follower of Buddhist philosophy and a practitioner of Vipassanā as taught by S. N. Goenka.