New Delhi: Known for his controversial remarks Union Minister Giriraj Singh apologized in Parliament on Monday for his racist remarks on Congress president Sonia Gandhi earlier this month.
“If my comments have caused offense to anyone, I apologies,” Mr Singh said as Sonia Gandhi looked on.
The opposition had earlier demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology and said the minister must resign, forcing an adjournment in the Lok Sabha soon after the budget session resumed after a three-week break.
Giriraj Singh has been widely condemned for saying earlier this month: “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian lady and not a white-skinned woman, then would the Congress have accepted her leadership?”
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said the comment insulted not just women of the country, but every citizen and also Nigerians.