BJP attacks Robert Vadra over ‘inappropriate’ behaviour towards journalist

Vadra reportedly pushed aside the microphone of a reporter when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:November 2, 2014 4:50 pm
Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday lost his cool and angrily pushed microphone. Vadra was seen on a video footage shown on TV channels asking the reporter four times as to whether he was serious about his land deal question.

BJP on Sunday attacked Robert Vadra saying his “inappropriate” behaviour towards a journalist was a result of frustration and he must realise that the country is no longer ruled by the Gandhi family, even as the Congress downplayed the incident.

Vadra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, had on Saturday lost his cool and reportedly pushed aside the microphone of a reporter at a five-star hotel gym when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana.

Vadra was seen on a video footage shown on TV channels asking the reporter four times as to whether he was serious about his land deal question.

“It was the sheer frustration of Robert Vadra that became manifested as an inappropriate behaviour on a journalist. Vadra was the one who had called India a Banana Republic and we Indians as mango people but it is time that we make him realise that India is no more a Banana Republic which was ruled by the first family of the Congress,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said in Vadra’s defence that he was amazed by the media attention given to a “minor incident”.

“Why (is) a private Citizen being unnecessarily hounded?,” he tweeted.

“If he has violated any law, prosecute him. If (he) has ill-gotten wealth confiscate it, but this unnecessary media attention is not justified,” he posted in another tweet.

Asking the media not to target him, he said, “We Politicians are feeling jealous of the Media Attention which Robert is getting. We are the real Punching Bags for you. Spare him!”

However, senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain countered Singh saying that had Vadra been a private person he would not have got privileges.

“Vadra is not a private person. If he would have been a private person then he would not have got the privileges in Haryana, neither he would have got privileges at the Airport. He considers himself to be a very special person. According to Digvijay Singh, he is a private person. But his behaviour does not show that he is a private person,” Hussain said.

The way he has behaved with the mediaperson is very disappointing, he added.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm
    Vadra is ordinary person for Diggi, but he feels for him and tweets as if he is a VIP.?? This hypocracy is there with everybody in congi. If he doesnt know how to talk, he can aswell ignore the press. Having agreed to talk, he then calls them nuts. This shows the way he is brought up and it is surprising what qualities were seen by the princess or the mohter queen to select him as s in l. Anyway there is nothing much to select now in the family..its rotten everywhere.
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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm
    Vadra is ordinary person for Diggi, but he feels for him and tweets as if he is a VIP.?? This hypocracy is there with everybody in congi. If he doesnt know how to talk, he can aswell ignore the press. Having agreed to talk, he then calls them nuts. This shows the way he is brought up and it is surprising what qualities were seen by the princess or the mohter queen to select him as s in l. Anyway there is nothing much to select now in the family..its rotten everywhere.
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    Gautam Oza
    Nov 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm
    Journalist is at fault. Yes Vadra pushed his micro phone aside so what. Media must understand that they do not have license to har citizens. Land deal enquiries are on and matter should rest there. BJP must understand media is not their permanent friend.
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    Gautam Oza
    Nov 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm
    Journalist is at fault. Yes Vadra pushed his micro phone aside so what. Media must understand that they do not have license to har citizens. Land deal enquiries are on and matter should rest there. BJP must understand media is not their permanent friend.
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    Ram Prasad
    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:30 am
    all these days bloody indians were thinking robert vadra was a private citizen and suddenly all congress dogs are out supporting this ego maniac
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    Ram Prasad
    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:30 am
    all these days bloody indians were thinking robert vadra was a private citizen and suddenly all congress dogs are out supporting this ego maniac
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    Ram Prasad
    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:29 am
    watch out for some action buddy just now the BJP govt has taken over in haryana
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    Ram Prasad
    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:29 am
    watch out for some action buddy just now the BJP govt has taken over in haryana
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