Earlier on Tuesday, Feb 7, Priyanka Gandhi had tried to clarify on the cloud over her husband's statement saying that Indian media might have misunderstood Mr Vadra's response, and that he (Mr Vadra) is a successful businessman who is not interested in changing his profession.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi also has been quoted as saying, "We have nothing to add after her (Priyanka Gandhi's) clarification."
Meanwhile, the newspaper DNA quoted a senior Congress functionary as saying, "This is not the way someone associated with the Gandhi family should be making announcements about his political plans... To make such statements in the middle of a high-stakes campaign is surely uncalled for."
Recently Mr Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, had expressed his desire to join active politics. He was on a tour during election campaign in Uttar Pradesh where polling for first phase has begun on Wednesday, Feb 8.