Vadra shuts Facebook account after row over comment

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 08, 2012 19:01 hrs

New Delhi: Robert Vadra on Monday shut down his account on community networking site Facebook days after a controversy broke out over his business deals with realty major DLF as civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal raised questions over the rise in his fortune.

Sources close to Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, said the former closed down his account on Monday but refused to specify the reasons behind it.

Reports had it that Vadra was unhappy with somebody making a controversy out of a light comment made by him in a post on the Facebook on Sunday.

Vadra had reportedly wrote on his Facebook page "mango people in a banana republic" but later deleted the remark.

Kejriwal slammed Vadra for his "Mango people" remark.

Vadra has reportedly communicated to some of his friends that he will open a new account on the Facebook soon in which he will include only his closed-ones in the friend list.

In his account on the community microblogging site Twitter, Kejriwal said "evidence pouring in from mango men from across the country. Mango men wud (sic) prove to be nemesis for the powerful."

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