Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mallya's diwali gift to MPs: A bottle of Black Dog whisky

New Delhi, Oct 13: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya faced an awkward situation when a BJP MP returned a bottle of alcohol that was given to him as a diwali gift by the former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament.
Mallya is learnt to have sent across a bottle of “Black Dog” whisky along with a greeting card for Diwali to all MPs from both Houses.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Prabhat Jha also wrote a letter to Mallya which says that though this gift may have been sent to him with affection, it had no place in his life.
The letter also pulls up Mallya for not keeping in mind the norms of "Parliament, Parliamentarians, and the Parliamentary system".
"I was surprised as by sending such gifts to Indian Parliamentarians, even without having any acquaintance with them, we are perhaps making fun of the MPs or treating them as worthy of a bottle," Jha said.
"I have returned your bottle as I don't want to feel belittled in my own house. In my home there is still respect for tradition and culture. Liquor is even today a problem and not a solution for the country," he said.

1 comment:

  1. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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