NEW DELHI: In a bid to embarrass Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Parliament, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will on Friday move a notice against the former for using ‘racist’ Fair and Lovely remark in his speech in the Lok Sabha.
“Rahul Gandhi mocked the disclosure scheme of the government of India by terming it as a Fair and Lovely scheme. The advertisement of Fair and Lovely has been banned by the Supreme Court because it is a racist in nature. It creates a difference between black and white and often it feels it creates a difference between north and south,” Arjun Meghwal,BJP MP told ANI.
“This kind of remark is not expected from a person sitting at a responsible post of a grand old party,” he added.
Meghwal further said the BJP is preparing the notice affirming that they would raise our concern in the house.
During Motion of Thanks to President for addressing joint session of Parliament, Rahul had said the Narendra Modi government has launched a 'Fair and Lovely' scheme to convert black money into white.
"The Modi government launched a 'Fair and Lovely' yojana, to convert black money into white. Modi ji had promised that he will put people with black money behind bars, now they have come up with way to save those people," Rahul had said.
The move came as Congress with other opposition parties is taking on the government on a host of issues.