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Robert Vadra deletes Facebook account after furore over 'banana republic' post

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Oct 08, 2012 at 02:11pm IST

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday deleted his Facebook account after a furore over his new status message that read, "Mango people in a banana republic," in an apparent dig at India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who on Friday, levelled allegations of corruption against him.

Before deleting his account, Vadra reportedly wrote on his page, "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."

Earlier in the day, IAC member Kumar Vishwas asked him for an apology over the status saying it was an insult to the nation. "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," said Vishwas.

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