Priyanka Gandhi is ‘Bipolar’: Subramanian Swamy Sparks Controversy

The BJP leader’s comments came after Priyanka Gandhi was appointed Congress’ general secretary of East UP.

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BJP’s Subramanian Swamy (left) and Priyanka Gandhi. 

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy courted controversy on Saturday, 26 January, by saying that Priyanka Gandhi suffered from bipolar disorder.

Speaking to ANI, Swamy said:

“She has an illness which is not favourable and appropriate in public life. You call that illness bipolarity, which means one can see her violent character… She beats up people… The public should know when she’ll lose her balance.”
Subramanian Swamy to ANI

The BJP leader’s comments came after Gandhi marked her entry into active politics after being appointed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary for East Uttar Pradesh on 23 January.

As the in-charge for eastern UP, she will be managing the Congress’ campaign in the region, which also includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

On her appointment to the post of the general secretary, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had said, “She is a dynamic yuva (youth) neta. I am personally very happy that we will be working closely together.”

(With inputs from ANI.)

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