London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Opposition Chief Keir Starmer locked horns within the Home of Commons over a controversial by-election leaflet, which confirmed the previous in a handshake along with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the G7 Summit in 2019.
The leaflet had been branded divisive and anti-India by the Indian diaspora teams in Britain.
Demanding the Labour Chief to retract the leaflet used on the current by-election for the constituency of Batley and Spen in northern England, Johnson held up the leaflet in the course of the heated debate.
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“Might I ask him now to retract this leaflet I’ve right here that was produced by the Labour occasion in the course of the Batley and Spen by-election, which was condemned by his personal MPs as dog-whistle racism,” PTI reported Johnson as saying in the course of the debate over the difficulty of racism on the Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) session on Wednesday.
Starmer, nonetheless, continued his tirade in opposition to the ruling Conservative Get together for not preventing again in opposition to racist abuse confronted by England’s footballers on the pitch.
Johnson, in his defence, mentioned no person defends booing the England aspect and added they symbolize the most effective of our nation.
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In the meantime, the Abroad Associates of BJP (OFBJP) group reacted to the identical by organising a letter of grievance to Starmer and slammed the vote-bank politics of the marketing campaign leaflet.