London, Feb 15(ANI): The British National Party (BNP) has approved changes to its constitution to allow Asian and black people to be members after voting to scrap its whites-only rule.
The move was forced on the party by legal action, where the Central London County Court told them to amend its constitution to comply with race related laws or face legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The legal action forced party's leader Nick Griffin to urge its members to approve changes, which would comply with anti-discrimination legislation changes.
Griffin told his party members that there was no alternative if the BNP was to take part in this year's general election, but he reassured hard-line members that it would never become a "multi-racial" party.
The BNP also leader said that he expected a "trickle, rather than a flood" of applications from ethnic minority Britons, Daily Express reports.
"We are happy to accept anyone as a member, providing they agree with us that this country should remain fundamentally British," he said. (ANI)