BJP to move notice against Rahul for ‘racist’ fair and lovely phrase

Updated on Mar 04, 2016 09:39 AM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will move a notice in the Parliament against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for using the phrase ‘fair and lovely’ as it believes the remarks as racially discriminatory.

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament house in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI3_3_2016_000042B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament house in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI3_3_2016_000042B)(PTI)
ByAgencies, New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will move a notice in the Parliament against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for using the phrase ‘fair and lovely’ as it believes the remarks as racially discriminatory.

On Wednesday, addressing the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi Government over black money among other issues.

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Picking on the one-time compliance window announced in the Budget as a “Fair and Lovely” scheme, Gandhi had said this was nothing but a move to turn the black money into white.

He said, “Modi ji brought a Fair and Lovely Yojna to convert black money into white and blamed him of destroying UPA?s work against insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and terrorism.”

”Modi ji had promised that he will put people with black money behind bars, now they have come up with ways to save those people,Rahul Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha.

Read more: From Fair and Lovely to RSS: How Rahul took on Modi govt in Parliament

The 2016-17 Budget speech has proposed that 60 per cent of withdrawal from contribution to EPF made after April 1 this year will be subject to tax. An official press note later said the demands for levying tax only on the accumulated returns on the corpus and not on the contributed amount was under government’s consideration. The total portfolio under the pension and provident fund scheme is estimated to be around Rs 6.5 lakh crore.

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