Arvind Kejriwal, Robert Vadra wage war of words

Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is embroiled in yet another controversy.

Updated: Oct 08, 2012, 16:19 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The war of words between activist Arvind Kejriwal and Robert Vadra seemed to have intensified on Monday.

The India Against Corruption (IAC) leaders have asked Vadra to apologise for posting the controversial Facebook status that read, `Mango people in banana republic`.

Vadra had to shut down his Facebook account after the post created furore.

IAC leader Arvind Kejriwal also slammed Vadra for his `mango people` remark on his Facebook page.

"Evidence pouring in from mango men from across the country. Mango men wud (sic) prove to be nemesis for the "powerful," tweeted Kejriwal.

The Times of India has also quoted IAC member Kumar Vishwas as saying: "Vadra`s mother-in-law has been ruling the country so he should explain why India is being called a `banana republic`.”

Vadra’s Facebook status update came two days after the IAC alleged that the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi had bought properties worth over Rs 300 crore between 2007 and 2010 with an interest-free unsecured loan of Rs 65 crore provided by DLF.

It is interesting to note that Vadra used his Facebook page to break his silence on the allegations made against him by Kejriwal. "Thanks for the concern, I can handle all the negativity. I have lost people I loved. What can be worse than that," he had posted.

Both Vadra and DLF have denied the allegations made by Kejriwal and lawyer Prashant Bhushan.