Union minister of state, Giriraj Singh has courted himself in 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.
Singh’s comments follows Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar’s alleged advice to nurses where he advised them to refrain from protesting under the sun as it would hurt their marital prospects.
The minister also took a swipe on Rahul Gandhi’s absence from Parliament and compared him with the missing Malaysian Airlines 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.