Vadra's status on Facebook created furore as Arvind Kejriwal's close aide Kumar Vishwas demanded apology from the industrialist saying, "Today Robert Vadra has written 'mango people in banana republic' on his Facebook page. He insulted our country because he is related with the most arrogant family ie the Gandhi family. He should apologise before the nation."
Vadra, however, mocked at people's "sense of humour" before deleting his account. Posting his last status on the social networking site, Vadra wrote, "Obviously it seems I have people on my Facebook account who do not have a sense of humour. Everything I write becomes news and further debates on television?? I have decided to delete my account."
Vadra's decision of deleting Facebook account might have brought relief to Congress President Sonia Gandhi who has been facing criticism for her son-in-law's alleged involvement in corruption case. The UPA Chairperson earlier had asked her party men to defend Vadra.
Kejriwal earlier on Friday, Oct 5 claimed that Vadra was provided an interest-free unsecured loan worth Rs 65 crore by real estate firm DLF with which Vadra allegedly bought property worth Rs 300 crore from the DLF itself.
The former Team Anna member and RTI activist also said six firms had been registered so that land worth Rs 300 crore was transferred in the name of Vadra. Continuing his statement accusing Vadra of corruption, Kejriwal also stated that he was surprised to see that the DLF provided the loan to buy property mostly in Congress-ruled states of the country.
Defending himself against Kejriwal's allegations, Vadra was quoted as saying, "I am a private law abiding citizen who had been engaged in business over the last 21 years. My business transactions are fully reflected in financial statements filed before appropriate government authorities in compliance with the law. They are available in the public domain to anyone interested in knowing the truth."
However, Kejriwal was not convinced with Vadra's statement and asserted, "Robert Vadra has questioned our motives that is not important. He has not replied to the questions that we have raised."