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Lok Sabha elections 2019: India in my heart, says Robert Vadra after being trolled over Paraguay flag

Shortly after that, the error was pointed out to him on social media. By the time it was taken down, the tweet had become the focus of many jokes, leading to Vadra being trolled on social media.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 12, 2019 22:11 IST
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Robert Vadra, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband, on Sunday took to Facebook to clarify that he had made an “aberration” after he used the Paraguayan flag instead of the Tricolour to spread awareness about the Lok Sabha elections on social media.(REUTERS)

Robert Vadra, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband, on Sunday took to Facebook to clarify that he had made an “aberration” after he used the Paraguayan flag instead of the Tricolour to spread awareness about the Lok Sabha elections on social media.

In his Facebook post, he wrote, “India lives in my heart & I salute Tiranga. Using a Paraguay flag in my post was just an aberration. I very well know that “You all know it was posted by mistake” but you decided to “play up my mistake”, when there are such glaring issues to be discussed. It saddens me, but never mind!! My best wishes...”

Earlier in the day, in a post on Twitter accompanied by a photo of his inked finger, he had written, “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”. That post was accompanied by a joined hands emoji, the Indian Parliament and the Paraguyan flag.

Vadra had, however, put out the same post on his Facebook page with the correct flag.

Shortly after that, the error was pointed out to him on social media. By the time it was taken down, the tweet had become the focus of many jokes, leading to Vadra being trolled on social media.

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

First Published: May 12, 2019 20:39 IST

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