In a major embarrassment to the Congress, Rahul Gandhi’s brother in law and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra posted his selfie after voting. Except, hoping for a secular and safe future of our country, Vadra had posted Paraguay’s flag instead of India’s.
“Our right our strength !! Everyone must step out n vote … we need all support, to create a combined future for our loved ones, n for a secular, safe, productive future for our country.” Vadra tweeted with the flag of Paraguay from Twitter handle “@irobertvadra”. The Indian flag is made from the tricolours – Saffron, white and Green with the Ashoka Chakra in the centre of the white, while the flag of Paraguay consists of a red–white–blue triband.
However, when various people pointed it out, he deleted the tweet.
That’s lovely. But that’s the flag of Paraguay ?? pic.twitter.com/jx4a6A0q6J
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) May 12, 2019
Did Robert Vadra vote in Paraguay? ? pic.twitter.com/kk9tEZkQec
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 12, 2019
Moments after he deleted the tweet, he posted another set of images of the other family members who cast their votes and a corrected note of his appeal to vote.
— Robert Vadra (@irobertvadra) May 12, 2019
The corrected appeal was posted 2 minutes before the voting for the sixth phase ends.
While the above Twitter handle is followed by various journalists and verified social media users, including Congress workers, the said account is not verified by Twitter as authentic. Having said that, the bio of the Twitter handle also does not specify that it is a fan page.