BJP to move notice in Parliament against Rahul Gandhi's 'Fair and Lovely' phrase?
BJP may move notice against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his 'fair and lovely' remark during speech in Parliament.
Delhi: BJP may move notice against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his 'fair and lovely' remark during speech in Parliament.
ANI quoted sources as saying on Thursday that BJP is to move notice for using the phrase as it believes its racially discriminatory.
Rahul Gandhi had yesterday targeted Prime Minister Narendra as he had led the Opposition attack on government in Lok Sabha, saying a "fair and lovely" scheme had been brought to launder black money and slamming it over JNU and Dalit student Rohith Vemula issue besides the Pakistan policy.
Gandhi had said, "Nobody who has black money will be jailed under Modi's 'Fair and Lovely' scheme. All those who have black money can make it white under this scheme."
Recalling PM Modi's promise of putting people with black money behind bars, the Congress leader had said that the government had instead come up with a way to help such people.
He was referring to the one-time four-month compliance window announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley under which people with domestic black money can come clean by paying 45 per cent tax and penalty and get immunity from prosecution.
Moreover, in acerbic remarks on PM Modi's style of functioning, the Congress VP, while participating in the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, had accused him of not listening to anyone's opinion including that of his ministers and MPs.
At the same time, he had ridiculed PM Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' programme, saying the PM has "created a 'babbar sher' (Asiatic Lion)" in which "clock and wheels are seen moving" and questioned how many jobs have been created.
Gandhi had also said, "The Prime Minister cannot run the country with his opinion alone. The country is not PM and PM is not the country."
(With PTI inputs)