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Bihar court orders FIR against Giriraj Singh

File photo of BJP MP Giriraj Singh.  

A day after Union Minister and Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Giriraj Singh sparked controversy with his ‘white skin’ comment against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a local court in Bihar, on Thursday, ordered to lodge an FIR (First Information Report) against him.

A local Congress leader in Muzaffarpur district of north Bihar, Vidyanand Singh had filed a defamation against Giriraj Singh for his derogatory remark against party president Sonia Gandhi.

While talking cognisance of the petition the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Muzaffarpur transferred the case to the court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, East, Anju Singh for adjudication.

Later, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate ordered the local Mithanpura police station in Muzaffarpur district to immediately lodge an FIR against Giriraj Singh and report to the court within a week’s time.

Meanwhile, Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of the BJP, leader Upendra Kushwaha condemned Giriraj Singh’s comment saying “it does not behove a Union Minister to make such comment. A person holding such post should refrain himself from making such controversial statements”.

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