Giriraj Singh's racist comment on Sonia Gandhi: Muzaffarpur court orders FIR against union minister

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New Delhi, Apr 2: A Muzaffarpur court has reportedly ordered police to lodge an FIR against Giriraj Singh for derogatory remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, television reports claimed. 

UP court orders FIR against Giriraj

 for his "racist" and "distasteful" remarks against party president.

A group of Congress workers staged a protest against Singh outside a residential complex where he lives in New Delhi.

Singh had kicked up a major row with his remarks, wondering if Congress would have accepted Gandhi's leadership if she was not white-skinned.

[Racial comment: Congress workers protest outside Giriraj's residence

Congress workers assembled at a major junction in Bengaluru, about a km away from the hotel where top BJP leaders have gathered for the party's two-day National Executive meeting beginning here tomorrow.


The workers shouted slogans against Singh and burnt his effigy. State Mahila Congress chief Manjula Naidu condemned the minister's "racist" remarks and said an apology from him would not do and he should be sacked. The protesters were whisked away by police.

Union Minister for State Upendra Kushwaha condemned fellow minister Giriraj Singh's remarks.

[Won't respond to people with 'narrow mindset': Sonia Gandhi reacts on Giriraj Singh's comment]

"It does not behove a union minister to speak in such a language...its objectionable remarks," Kushwaha, President Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of BJP, told reporters.

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