Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on 25 June.
Vadra said that the Swamy's derogatory remark about waiters, who work so hard for their living, are "deplorable and classist". "So is there no dignity in being a Waiter?" "Undermining waiters who work hard for a living; making condescending and derogatory remarks about them is deplorable and classist," Vadra said on Facebook.
Vadra's reaction came after Swamy said that the ruling party should direct "ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad". "In coat and tie they look like waiters," Swamy had said.
BJP should direct our Ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 24, 2016
In an apparent 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 asked the BJP to advise ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian cloths when abroad.Swamy has been critical of the Finance Ministry over the past couple of days and has been mounting attacks on its officials via Twitter.