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Concentrate on staying out of jail instead of commenting on political issues, Swamy tells Robert Vadra

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 June 2016, 15:15 IST

Hitting back at Robert Vadra for criticising his tweet on waiters, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said on 25 June that Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law should not comment on political issues.

"I think Vadra should concentrate on staying out of jail and not comment on political issues," said Swamy.

His reaction came after Vadra lashed out at Swamy for 'undermining' waiters. He said that Swamy's condescending and derogatory remarks about waiters was "deplorable and classist".

"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 in a post on Facebook.

Vadra's attack on Swamy came after the BJP leader appealed his party to direct its "ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad". "In coat and tie they look like waiters," Swamy had said.

Swamy had made the comments in what appears to be another swipe at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, whose photographs of meeting with the Bank of China Chairman Tian Guoli in Beijing in a lounge suit appeared in newspapers.

Swamy has been critical of the Finance Ministry over the past few days and has been mounting attacks on its officials via Twitter.

--ANI

First published: 25 June 2016, 15:15 IST
 
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