Vadra says "Mango people in a banana republic", IAC demands apology

Robert Vadra today 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."
Vadra's decision of deleting Facebook account might have brought relief to Congress President Sonia Gandhi who has been facing criticism for her son-in-law's alleged involvement in corruption case. The UPA Chairperson earlier had asked her party men to defend Vadra. Kejriwal earlier on Friday, Oct 5 claimed that Vadra was provided an interest-free unsecured loan worth Rs 65 crore by real estate firm DLF with which Vadra allegedly bought property worth Rs 300 crore from the DLF itself. On Monday, soon after Vadra posted his Facebook status, IAC member Kumar Vishwas demanded an apology from him. "Vadra's mother-in-law has been ruling the country so he should explain why India is being called a "banana republic," Vishwas said. IAC activist Arvind Kejriwal  slammed Vadra for his ‘Mango people’ remark on his Facebook page. “Evidence pouring in from mango men from across the country. Mango men wud (sic) prove to be nemesis for the “powerful,” tweeted Kejriwal. Evidence pouring in from mango men from across the country. Mango men wud prove to be nemesis for the "powerful". Vadra reportedly wrote on his Facebook page, “mango people in a banana republic” but later deleted the page, after scrutiny on it increased, following Kejriwal’s allegations.