Giriraj Singh stirs controversy over ‘White-skinned’ Sonia remarks


New Delhi: Union Minister of State, Giriraj Singh sparked fresh controversy with his sexist remarks aimed at Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

“If Rajiv Gandhi would have married a Nigerian lady than a white-skinned girl, would Congress party have accepted her leadership?” Giriraj asked during a meeting in Bihar’s Hajipur district.

The minister also jibbed at the absence of Rahul Gandhi, comparing him with the missing Malaysian flight.

“The whole budget session has passed but Rahul ji is nowhere. He is like that missing Malaysian flight that no one knows,” he said.

Reacting to the remarks, Congress party’s senior leader Digvijaya Singh demanded minister’s resignation.

“This is very derogatory remark and in full contempt for working women, this is racist,” senior communist leader Brinda Karat said.

After the BJP won the 2014 elections, Giriraj Singh had asked all those opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move to Pakistan.

Congress leader and former minister of state for home R.P.N Singh on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should publicly apologise for Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh’s racist remark on party president Sonia Gandhi.