Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant is undoubtedly one of the most controversial and melodramatic contestants in Bigg Boss 14, also perhaps the most entertaining. Yet her bizarre antics, explicit language and eccentric behaviour seem to have gone on overkill mode lately. Housemates, for one, do not seem to be taking her seriously anymore.
Rakhi had a thundering entry in Bigg Boss 14. However, she has gradually reduced herself to nothing more than the drama queen -- the iomage she has alwasy publicly portrayed.
From picking fights to hurling abuses, Rakhi, who initially made a name in Bollywood with her dance numbers, has not spared anyone in the house this season. She has taken her melodramatic behaviour a notch higher with her fight with evicted contestant Jasmin Bhasin.
During a heated argument, Jasmin covered Rakhi's face with a duck mask and the latter made a big fiasco, claiming Jasmin had hurt her on her implanted nose in the process. Rakhi was also seen banging her head on the table.
She also behaved strange and claimed that she had been possessed by a ghost named Julie.
Rakhi's antics did not stop there, as she was seen cryptically praying for the separation of Jasmin and Aly Goni in an exaggerated manner. She was also seen professing love for the already married contestant Abhinav Shukla. In fact, she has been seen putting 'sindoor' or vermillion on her forehead in the name of Abhinav. She also screamed "I love you Abhinav" while he was working out shirtless in the house.
Rakhi has also been seen telling Rubina that her husband Abhinav now belongs to her. From pulling his shirt to holding his leg while Abhinav tries running away from her, Rakhi's drama doesn't stop.
Currently, she has been bestowed with the tag of a captain, and needs to be taken seriously in the house.
That is where the problem arises. With her abundant gimmicks all along, no one in the house seems to be in the mood to take her seriously anymore.
She has been declared as the worst captain in the history of Bigg Boss by housemate Rahul Vaidya, though this has not stopped Rakhi from being her usual self.
There is a saying "your behaviour shows your personality". It holds absolutely true in Rakhi Sawant's case in Bigg Boss 14.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced that it will launch a nationwide movement against the present Goods and Services Tax (GST) system which it claims has become "extremely complicated" because of several "arbitrary" amendments.
According to CAIT, the GST has become a hurdle in the smooth retail trade because of the complexities and arbitrariness of its provisions.
In a statement on Sunday, the traders' body said that it will convene a three-day conference of trade leaders of all states from February 8-10 at Nagpur to chalk out the future course of action. About 200 prominent trade leaders from across the country are likely to participate.
"Post-Covid, the retail trade is fighting hard for its survival and in such a situation, the GST system has become a devil for the business community due to several arbitrary amendments. In such a scenario, we have decided to oppose such amendments tooth and nail," the CAIT said in a statement.
CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that implementation of various programmes of the central Government have become a cause of severe pain for the traders, of which GST is one of the causes.
The present GST violates its basic fundamentals which were announced at the time of its implementation in 2017, he said.
"In place of 'Good and Simple Tax', it has become an obnoxious and complicated taxation system," he said.
Khandelwal added that the CAIT conference will also discuss e-commerce and the proposed e-commerce policy, empowering women entrepreneurs, appraisal of Mudra Scheme, easy availability of finance for traders, among others.
He was of the view that the retail trade stands neglected, although it generates an annual business turnover of Rs 80 lakh crore. As many as 8 crore traders in the country employ around 40 crore persons.