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Robert Vadra calls Subramanian Swamy 'attention seeker', 'classist'

Robert Vadra today attacked BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, calling him an "attention seeker" and a "classist" for his comment that ministers who wear a coat and tie look like waiters.

India TV Politics Desk India TV Politics Desk Updated on: June 25, 2016 14:31 IST
Subramanian Swamy and Robert Vadra
Subramanian Swamy and Robert Vadra

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra today attacked BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, calling him an "attention seeker" and a "classist" for his comment that ministers who wear a coat and tie look like waiters.

In a Faceboook post, Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, said: "So is there no dignity in being a Waiter?"

"The attention seeking BJP MP Swamy's comment "Ministers who wear a coat and tie "look like waiters" and must be instructed to wear Indian clothes. Undermining waiters who work hard for a living; making condescending and derogatory remarks about them is deplorable and classist...," Vadra said.

Soon after this, Swamy hit back at Vadra saying, "I think Vadra should concentrate on staying out of jail and not comment on political issues.”

In a tweet on Friday, Swamy urged the BJP leadership to ask ministers to wear "traditional and modernised" Indian clothes when they go abroad.

"BJP should direct our ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters," he wrote in a post that was apparently aimed at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Jaitley is in China currently, and has been shown in TV clips attired in coat and tie.

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