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Would a ‘dark’ Sonia been made Congress chief, Giriraj Singh

April01/ 2015

New Delhi,April 1: Controversial BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh made a racist comment on Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, asking if the Congress party would have accepted her if she had not been white-skinned.

“If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian or if she (Sonia) wasn’t white skinned, would Congress accept her as a leader?” said the BJP MP from Bihar during a meeting in Hajipur.

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted, “When the mukhia of a party is guilty of targetting opposition leader with cheap personal attacks then can Giriraj Singh be far behind?Shame.”

Reacting to Singh’s comment, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat said, ” This is a very derogatory remark and in full contempt for working women, this is racist. In our country there is no code of conduct which can control such remarks, it’s unfortunate.”

Earlier, before the general elections, Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha election.

A day ago, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar allegedly advised the agitating nurses that they should not stage hunger strike in the sun because it will make them ‘dark’ and ‘ruin their marital prospects’.

Singh, also faced severe criticism on social media for his comment.

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