Earlier, Mrs Gandhi had asked her party members to defend Vadra against Kejriwal's allegations. But this time it would be difficult for her to defend her son-in-law as he has invited controversy with his recent Facebook status. [Latest Update: Robert Vadra to be stripped? Kejriwal comes with more proofs]
RTI activist and former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal's close aide Kumar Vishwas on Monday, Oct 8 accused Vadra of updating his Facebook status which reads, "Mango people in banana republic."
Demanding an apology from the industrialist, Kumar said, "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's alleged Facebook status ignited ruckus over his alleged involvement in an inappropriate land property deal with DLF. Kejriwal earlier on Friday, Oct 5 claimed that Vardra was provided an interest-free unsecured loan of 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."