London, Feb 16 (ANI): The far-right British National Party (BNP), following a court order, has admitted first non White member, a retired Sikh schoolteacher, who said he admired its "core policies."
Rajinder Singh (78) who has been an admirer of the BNP despite its virulently racist agenda and gave a character reference for its leader Nick Griffin when he was tried for stoking racial hatred in 2006.
Rajinder Singh spoke a day after the BNP voted to change its constitution to allow black and Asian people to join.
Leader Nick Griffin said he expected to welcome Singh soon as the BNP's first non-white member, Sky News reports.
Singh said he would gladly join the party, although being a member or not would not change his support of its policies. "If they say join, I can't chicken out now," he said.
"I will support them to the hilt, for their policies. I'm just pleased for them, not pleased for myself, because it doesn't change anything in me. It doesn't change my attitude to them, my loyalty to them. That doesn't change whether I am a member or not. I am still loyal to them."
Speaking at his home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Singh praised Griffin for "taking on the whole storm of lefties" who, he said, wanted to encourage multiculturalism.
Singh, who was born in West Punjab, India, said he left the country in 1967 after seeing years of violence caused by the partition of the country, which also saw the death of his father.
He said the BNP was the only party he felt would take on the spread of Islamic fundamentalism, and save Britain, preventing any repetition of what he had seen in India. (ANI)