BJP leader Giriraj Singh expressed ‘regret’ over the racist statement on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s.
Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh’s comment that had Rajiv Gandhi married a “Nigerian” woman instead of the “fair-skinned” Sonia Gandhi, the Congress party would not have accepted her as its leader.
This statement led to a flurry of criticism, an appalled Nigerian High Commission demanded an apology, and said that it might file a complaint with the Ministry of External Affairs. The Congress condemned the remarks as “intemperate and distasteful”. BJP president Amit Shah to caution the controversial Minister. Mr. Shah is learnt to have asked the MP to refrain from using such language, following which Mr. Singh expressed regret for his