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Uttar Pradesh: Posters in Moradabad read Robert Vadra is 'welcome' to contest Lok Sabha polls 

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2019, 10.15 AM (IST)

Scores of posters were spotted in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad saying businessman Robert Vadra is "welcome" to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the constituency. The posters were put up by Moradabad Youth Congress. 

Robert Vadra is married to AICC general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. 

Meanwhile, Vadra on Sunday said he may play "a larger role in serving the people" after the ongoing cases against him are over, sparking speculation that he could join politics. 

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In a Facebook post on Sunday, Vadra wrote about years and months he spent campaigning and working in different parts of the country, mainly in Uttar Pradesh, and claimed that it gave him a feeling to do more for the people.

"All these years of experience and learning cannot be just wasted and should be put to better use... Once all these accusations and allegations are over, I feel I should dedicate a larger role in serving the people," Vadra noted. 

Congress party, however, played down the suggestion that Vadra wanted to join politics, saying he has long been associated with NGOs and worked for the society and that it is everyone's duty to use their qualities to serve the people, news agency PTI reported. 

"Will he need Modi ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) permission to do work related to people?" Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said at a press conference when asked about Vadra's "hint" that he may join politics. 

(With inputs from PTI) 

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Vadra on Sunday said he may play 'a larger role in serving the people' after the ongoing cases against him are over, sparking speculation that he could join politics.