Vadra, Swamy trade fire over ‘waiter’ remark

Swamy’s remark was seen as a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is on a visit to China.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: June 26, 2016 4:16 am
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Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Saturday took a dig at BJP Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy over his remarks that Union ministers look like waiters if they wear a coat and tie while travelling abroad.

“So is there no dignity in being a waiter? The attention seeking BJP MP Swamy’s comment, ‘Ministers who wear a coat and tie look like waiters and must be instructed to wear Indian clothes.’ Undermining waiters who work hard for a living; making condescending and derogatory remarks about them is deplorable and classist…” Vadra wrote in a Facebook post.

Swamy’s remark was seen as a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is on a visit to China.

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Soon after Vadra’s post, Swamy hit back, saying, “His mother was a waitress in a small restaurant in England. Perhaps that is why he felt bad when I spoke about waiters. I only said that ministers shouldn’t look like waiters. It wasn’t against anyone.”

“Mr Vadra should concentrate on staying out of jail instead of making political comments,” Swamy added.
Swamy also alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had not got admission to IIT through merit. He said that as per the RTI reply on Kejriwal’s IIT admission, the Delhi CM did not get admission to the B.Tech programme at IIT-Kharagpur through a competitive exam.

He told the media that when the IIT was set up in 1952, seats were not filled according to marks. “The seats were then given illegally by members of the managing board of governors of IIT-Kharagpur and it was stopped by the government in 2005,” he said.

“He (Kejriwal) should have had the courage to admit. I call upon Kejriwal to give this explanation. Did he come to IIT though merit or did he get in by trickery?”


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  1. F
    Jun 26, 2016 at 2:19 am
    Any one who knows an inkling of who Subramanian Swamy is, wouldn't be so much unresponsive to reason, so as to be devoid of good sense or judgment to question the media's attention on him!
    1. G
      Jun 26, 2016 at 6:44 am
      Subramanian Swami is a piece of political excreta. He makes news because people who go past him walk fast with their hands desperately clamping their noses.
      1. P
        Jun 26, 2016 at 2:01 am
        Why so much propaa about Swamy's remarks?. He is only an MP that also a nominated one and not an elected representative by people. The media should not waste its space on him when there are so many other problems in the country which requires the attention of medias
        1. Anand Ch
          Jun 26, 2016 at 1:53 am
          Looks Vadra doesn't have even primary education. What is wrong in comparing ? If we say you look like driver in white dress, are we insulting drivers ? Or does he mean to say that by comparing political cl with drivers, drivers get insulted ? Why should he get upset on behalf of waiters ?
          1. P
            Jun 26, 2016 at 8:55 am
            Waiters of the world unite ! You have nothing to lose but Swamy
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