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Congress backs Vadra on media row

Congress backs Vadra on media row
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Taking a step further, the party also highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brush ins with the media and said the entire episode is being propagated as a \"political agenda for obvious reasons\" which cannot be considered either fair or proper.

  • Repeated hounding of an individual is not appropriate: Cong
  • Law will take its own course: Haryana CM on Vadra land deals

New Delhi: Backing Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, Congress on Sunday said "repeated hounding" of an individual is "not appropriate" and advised the media to avoid "unpleasantness" of shooting questions at private functions, like what happened to him.
Robert Vadra speaking to the ANI reporter
Taking a step further, the party also highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brush ins with the media and said the entire episode is being propagated as a "political agenda for obvious reasons" which cannot be considered either fair or proper.

"Indian Constitution and our established ethos guarantee Right of Privacy, personal space and liberty to all individuals, more so, when a person is neither in public life nor holds any public office. Unpleasantness of repeatedly asking questions at private functions, like what happened with Robert Vadra yesterday, must be avoided at all times," AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.Vadra lost his cool and reportedly pushed aside the microphone of a reporter at a five-star hotel gym when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana.

Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi visited daughter Priyanka and son-in-law Robert Vadra's residence here, a day after Vadra snapped at a TV crew over a question on his land deals, but details of their meeting were not available.


According to party sources, Gandhi reached Vadra's 35 Lodhi estate residence around 1.15 p.m. and stayed there for nearly half an hour. The sources added that Vadra was present at home at that time. The intention or nature of the meeting was, however, not revealed.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the law will take its own course on the land deals in the state involving businessman Robert Vadra's company. "Law will take its own course," he said when asked by reporters here to comment on the land deals involving the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

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