Goa Congress leader apologises for Vadra's angry snap

Goa Congress leader apologises for Vadra's angry snap

A Congress leader from Goa has offered apologies on "behalf" of his party for Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra snapping at a TV reporter after being questioned over land deals.

Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat said Sunday night that since no party leader has apologized for Vadra's reaction to a TV reporter and ordering his Special Protection Group guards to delete the footage of the incident, he had taken to Twitter to say sorry.

"I apologise for whatever has happened. Let's put the matter to rest. Cannot see the party's image going for a toss," Kamat said, even as other Congress leaders have defended Vadra's reaction and criticised the media for encroaching on his personal space.

A couple of weeks back, Kamat has been replaced as a Goa Congress spokesperson by newly appointed state president Luizinho Faleiro. Kamat has also been issued a show cause notice subsequently by the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee for making public comments after the party's rout in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls denouncing family raj.

On Saturday, Vadra snapped at a TV reporter when he was asked about his controversial land deals in Haryana.

Vadra thrice asked the reporter "Are you serious?" and once "Are you nuts?" before pushing away the journalist's microphone and calling him an "idiot". He then walked away followed by his guards.

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