New Delhi, April 21: BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday rejected reports of him meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of racist remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Speaking to reporters, he said that he had no meeting with the Prime Minister.
"No," he told reporters who had asked him whether he had become emotional during a meeting on Tuesday with Modi, who television channels earlier had reported that he had pulled him up for his racist remarks against Congress President Sonia Gandhi last month.
"The meeting had not taken place. Who told you I had met him," Singh said when asked about his reported meeting with the prime minister.
Media reports earlier said that Singh had broken down after PM Modi pulled him up for his remarks.
Amid ruckus in Lok Sabha, Giriraj apologises for his remark
The Lok Sabha was on Monday briefly adjourned when the Congress created a ruckus over a comment made against Sonia Gandhi by central minister Giriraj Singh.
Following this, Giriraj Singh had apologised for his remarks. Singh said, "My intention was not to hurt anyone, if my comments have hurt anyone, I apologise."
As soon as the house assembled for the second part of the budget session after a month-long break, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia raised the matter.
"People are making statements against women. Central minister Giriraj Singh had made a derogatory comment about Sonia Gandhi. This kind of comments are not only against the women of the country, but the entire country should hang their heads in shame."
Giriraj Singh's remark on Sonia Gandhi triggered row
Giriraj Singh had kicked up a row with his remarks asking whether Congress would have accepted Sonia Gandhi's leadership had she not been white-skinned.
At an event in Bihar, Singh had said: "If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian and if she wasn't white skin, would Congress accept her (Sonia Gandhi) as a leader?"