Vadra mocks ‘aam aadmi’ on Facebook
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Robert Vadra took what appeared to be a contemptuous dig at Arvind Kejriwal and his team on Monday, changing his Facebook status to read "Mango people in banana republic", an apparent reference to the 'aam aadmi' on whose behalf the activist claims to be fighting.
As Kejriwal's India Against Corruption (IAC) reacted sharply, Vadra shut down the account.
The businessman son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi had on Sunday described the allegations — made by Kejriwal and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday — about his property deals with real estate giant DLF as "manufactured lies" intended to garner "cheap publicity".
Ever since its metamorphosis into a political party, the IAC has portrayed the aam aadmi as its mascot, complete with Gandhi topis saying 'I am aam aadmi'. On Monday, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: "Evidence pouring in from mango men from across the country. Mango men wud (would) prove to be nemesis for the 'powerful'."
He promised more revelations on Tuesday. "DLF granted favors to Sh Robert Vadra. What favors did Haryana Govt grant DLF? How is DLF reply a bunch of lies? Will speak tomo (tomorrow) at 5pm," Kejriwal tweeted.
DLF has denied suggestions of a quid pro quo in its dealings with Vadra.
IAC's Kumar Vishwas advised Vadra to ask his mother-in-law about the 'banana republic' of India: "Calling it a banana republic is an insult to the country. He should ask Sonia Gandhi the reasons... because she is the one who is running it. And if he feels this is not a good enough country..., he is free to leave."
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