New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh said that colour of Sonia Gandhi’s skin made her the Congress President.
On Wednesday, April 1, media reports quoted him as saying, “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian and if she wasn’t of white skin, would Congress have accepted her as a leader?” said Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP from Bihar’s Nawada constituency.
The comment received a flak from the Congress party which immediately demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat criticised his comments and called it derogatory. “This is racist and I strongly condemn it. How dare he make such racist statements? The entire statement shows the low level of public discourse,” Karat said.