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Robert Vadra posts Paraguay flag

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A screen grab of Robert Vadra’s tweet.

 In an embarrassing goof-up, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra on Sunday used the flag of Paraguay instead of the Tricolour to spread awareness about the Lok Sabha elections on social media, inviting ridicule from netizens.

“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 of our country,” Vadra tweeted with a joined hands emoji, the Indian Parliament and a Paraguayan flag, along with a photo of his inked finger after casting his vote.

The tweet, which became the butt of jokes on social media, remained for over four hours on his Twitter page.

Soon after the goof-up, Vadra was mercilessly trolled on social media, following which he deleted the tweet.

A user said, “Robert Vadra Declared Himself A Paraguayan Citizen On 12th May, 2019”.

Another sarcastically asked, “Voted for BJP right?” Though Vadra posted a correct caption on his Facebook page, he however failed to check the offending flag while posting it on Twitter.

Hours later he deleted the tweet and posted the screenshot of his Facebook post which had the Indian flag in the caption.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that if he had done ‘tapasya’, he would not have made such hate-filled comments.

Interacting to reporters after casting her vote along with her husband, Robert Vadra, she said: “If he (Modi) had done even 50 hours of tapasya, he would not have made such hate-filled comments.” She was responding to a question over Modi’s comment in an interview where he said that it was 45 years of ‘tapasya’ (austerities), “not the Khan Market gang or Lutyen’s club” that had contributed to his image.

The Congress General Secretary, who exercised her franchise at a polling booth in the Vidya Bhawan Mahavidyalaya in Lodhi Estate area, also claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be ousted from power this time.

Citizens of the country were not happy with the BJP government, especially in Uttar Pradesh, she said. “It’s clear that the BJP is losing the elections. I am hopeful that the results in Delhi will also be good,” she said.

Indo-Asian News Service