|Digvijay Singh was empty-handed
when he said he had phone call
records in his hand.
Talking empty-handed to the media, Singh said, “The phone call records I have in my hand will tell you that Ramdev has been making loads of ISD calls to Switzerland recently. I told this just for your information. Don’t ask why he made those calls. If the Baba can buy an island in Scotland, he must be having friends in Switzerland as well. Or maybe, he doesn’t have black money, but whole big ashrams hidden inside his lockers in the Swiss banks. But the point is, if he thinks that the country indeed has black money in Swiss banks, why doesn’t he show any phone call records?”
|Ramdev said he is
already fair and
While large sections of the media termed the comment as “sarcastic”, few Hindi channels took it seriously and suggested formulae for such a fairness cream. Emami sent a legal notice to Singh for publicly expressing the need of another fairness product when there already was one which could make anything fair within seven days (sirf saat dino mein gora banaye).
Taking a dig at Ramdev’s own assets, which he suspects to be “illegal”, Singh also said, “Make sure that the fairness cream is tested on his ashram first. Before he launches his own political party, all his money, ashrams and islands must be converted to white, using an Ayurvedic cream of the highest quality.”
However, Baba Ramdev is not amused. On his nationwide journey on his helicopter, to publicise his cause and his upcoming party, he said with his usual tongue-in-cheek humour (with a blinking left eye), “I’m already fair and handsome. Calling me a ‘bloody Indian dog’, and then using the word ‘black’ for my money—why are Congressmen resorting to racial abuse?” The BJP rushed to Ramdev’s defence, saying that Congress should stop making such poor jokes (PJs) in front of the media.