Out of the blue: Robert Vadra takes credit for EPF tax rollback

In a Facebook post, Robert Vadra, who's married to Priyanka Gandhi, claimed: "I have done his best to voice each persons views through my platform."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2016 11:53 am
Robert Vadra at the Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament at Gurgaon on Sunday. *** Local Caption *** "Businessman and husband of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra at the Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament at Gurgaon on Sunday. Express photo by Oinam Anand. 04 March 2012" Robert Vadra has ‘earned his sweets’.Express Photo/Oinam Anand.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday withdrew his government’s proposal to tax EPF withdrawals after severe opposition not just from political parties but from trade unions as well.

“In view of the representations received, the government would like to do a comprehensive review of this proposal and, therefore, I withdraw the proposals made in para 138 and 139 of my budget speech,” Jaitley said in Lok Sabha.

As expected, the Congress party was quick to claim credit for the rollback, with party vice president Rahul Gandhi saying: “My pressure worked… I had warned the government against suppressing the salaried class. It is a good decision.”

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But along with Rahul, it was his brother-in-law Robert Vadra who claimed to have ‘earned his sweets’.

In a Facebook post, the businessman, who’s married to Priyanka Gandhi, claimed to have “done his best to voice each persons views through my (his) platform.” So delighted were his colleagues and gym attendants, he claims, that they greeted him with sweets.

“Your support of likes and comments as well, made sure the media carried the message till the government, to make the change,” Vadra claimed.

Below is his Facebook post:

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    Jonnalagadda Achyutananda
    Mar 9, 2016 at 7:42 am
    This some thing like exempted from frisking at the airports just because of his mom-in-law wife children were given exception for frisking at airport security,with mercy of government exempted. But for having mother in law and b. In law are parliamentarians wanted to sharing the glory of roll back.
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      Kd
      Mar 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm
      I am not intending to imply insult or judgement here, but I am curious to know, in order to be able to respond to this news item in an appropriate manner, so please forgive what appears to be, but, in fact, is not intended as an insulting question: ARE YOU STUPID?
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        bhakti
        Mar 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm
        is this guy foolish or is the public foolish? necessarily, someone has to be a fool out here
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          bharat
          Mar 9, 2016 at 6:57 am
          hahahahahahaha... great joke
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            Girish Nair
            Mar 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm
            One more Pappu ... Congress is family business. And wait Diggi and other puppets will lick him also
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              NArayan
              Mar 9, 2016 at 9:20 am
              race between , jeeja on who is more stupid...
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                kamath Ramesh
                Mar 9, 2016 at 11:06 am
                congress and Rahul is a man who take credit for other's work because they have not done anything worth taking credit. He must check the tax rates and tax liability of any body, be it individuals, ried or corporate or indirect, with his regime. All have come down now as compared to congress. Why these politicians show their impotency by calling other's baby as their own.
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                  ppm
                  Mar 9, 2016 at 8:06 am
                  ically foolish... both Rahul and Robert!
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                    Amir Khan
                    Mar 9, 2016 at 7:14 am
                    Are u serious.. Are u Serious.. . . . . Are u serious.
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                      kjingar
                      Mar 9, 2016 at 11:51 am
                      Laughable
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                        Manu
                        Mar 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm
                        Pappu ka bada bhai tattu
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                          Tara Dutt
                          Mar 9, 2016 at 12:26 pm
                          congrats to Both JIJA from mengo people ( TUM DONO EK DIN CONGRESS KO LE DUBOGE)
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                            mmsahu
                            Mar 9, 2016 at 11:38 am
                            for a routine matter in govt no body should beat their own drum. why as well they are not taking credit in riot for which they are also responsible as outlawed organisation are boasting.
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                              Manmohan
                              Mar 9, 2016 at 11:20 am
                              Juti tang and Jamai nang is problem for life.
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                                David
                                Mar 9, 2016 at 7:46 am
                                What are you smoking....this guy is sooo absurd. Beyond inferiority complex.
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                                  Rakesh Katyal
                                  Mar 9, 2016 at 10:14 am
                                  Why not Vadra go and spend some years in JNU for political lessons.
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                                    chetan
                                    Mar 9, 2016 at 6:34 am
                                    kuch bhi... you fool vadra
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                                      Sushil
                                      Mar 9, 2016 at 6:55 am
                                      BJP to Rahul hi: P GST, take credit for it too
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                                        Raj
                                        Mar 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                                        Nice propaa by BJP. I am sure the PM too must have jumped on the same bandwagon.
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                                          Citizen
                                          Mar 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm
                                          My donkey,pig,dog,cat and so many guys in lunatic wards are taking credit for this. After all it is the preragative of the guy who introduced it after consultations with other team members. If that be why not other taxes/freebies??? Jaihind
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                                            Raj V
                                            Mar 9, 2016 at 11:44 am
                                            Well done. You and Raga are in the same boat now.
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