“I have completed the pati-dharam by campaigning in Lucknow and Poonam will undertake her patni-dharam by campaigning for me in Patna,” said Sinha, who has been criticised by Congress’ Lucknow candidate Acharya Pramod.
Speaking to IANS, Sinha further said,”I do not understand why this controversy is being unnecessarily stoked. When I joined the Congress last month, I had told the party leadership that I would support and campaign for my wife and they had agreed.”
He claimed”Even the Samajwadi Party has been informed that once the Lucknow polling is over on May 6, my wife Poonam will be campaigning for me in Patna and they have no objection. For me, it has always been family first.”