Robert Vadra, accused in money laundering cases and facing investigation by the Enforcement Directorate, seems to have scored a self-goal when he claimed that unlike others who ‘looted’ the country and fled, he will stay and will never leave the country.
Reportedly, Vadra speaking to the ANI said, “I’m in this country, there are people who have looted the country and run away, what about them? I’m always going to be in this country, I will not leave or be in active politics till I clear my name that is my promise.”
The remarks of Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi comes as a reference to fugitives Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and Mehul Choski. Mallya is facing an extradition case in the UK for loan fraud worth Rs 9,000 crore, while Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are also facing similar charges in the Rs 13,000 crore PNB fraud case.
The social media users were also quick to react to the self-goal of Robert Vadra. Tajinder Pal Bagga, the spokesperson of the Delhi BJP, said that Robert Vadra will be the next Arvind Kejriwal.
बड़ा हो के केजरीवाल बनेगा https://t.co/OlZRF3a7Op
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) March 6, 2019
Some other users suggested that Robert Vadra indicated that he did not wish to leave the country despite committing alleged scams as Congress may form government post general elections and he will be cleared.
Vadra Ji kehna chah rahe hain, log loot kar bhaag jaate hain, mai loot kar nahi bhaaga, yaani mai mahaan hua. Aur 2019 me hamari sarkaar aate hi mai jod-tod karke apna naam clear karwa bhi loonga.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) March 6, 2019
As Imran Khan’s name has been recently suggested by his party leaders for a Nobel Prize in peace, some suggested the same for Vadra for showing the magnanimity of not fleeing the country.
Nobel prize for Vadra? What say? pic.twitter.com/DmqXJPZCbU
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 7, 2019
कवि का अभिप्राय है; “Others looted country and left, I looted too but still here and roaming free “ https://t.co/2Pv0TStkjV
— Shiv Mishra (@shivkmishr) March 7, 2019
Robert Vadra is accused of money laundering case and dubious land deal cases. Recently, he had hinted that he might join Congress and take up active politics like his wife, sparking yet another row. Within hours after Vadra posting his intention to plunge into politics, posters have been raised in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh which requests Robert Vadra to contest elections from Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency.