With the start of second half of the budget session, the parliament was filled with the uproar against the racist remark of Union minister Giriraj Singh. As the Lok Sabha session started, Congress leader Jyotiradiya Scindia raises the issue of comments made by BJP MP Giriraj Singh.
Jyotiraditya Scindia raising Giriraj Singh’s remarks against the Congress President Sonia Gandhi, says it is “condemnable, insults women, every Indian and every Nigerian”.
Reacting to the issue, parliamentary affairs minister Venkiah Naidu, in a clarifying remark, said, “the issue raised by Scindia is an important issue. Nobody in the government supports Giriraj Singh’s remarks.”
“Giriraj Singh is a minister and the PM heads the council of ministers. PM Modi has to speak on the issue,” Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he looks forward to a productive session, filled with constructive debate on several issues. “Parliament session begins today. I look forward to a productive session, filled with constructive debates on several issues,” he tweeted.of Parliament
“I have faith in this session. I am confident second half of session will also see high level of constructive discussions,” Modi said, while speaking to reporters.
BJP leader Giriraj Singh had said that if former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had married a “Nigerian woman…would the Congress have accepted her as its president?”
The Union Minister Giriraj apologises for his remarks against Sonia Gandhi. He said, my intention was not to hurt anyone, if my comments have hurt anyone, I apologise.”