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Cong. workers protest outside Giriraj’s residence

Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh.  

A group of Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest against Union Minister Giriraj Singh outside a residential complex where he lives, slamming the BJP leader’s remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Shouting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and Mr. Singh, Congress workers gathered outside Vitthal Bhai Patel House complex. Mr. Singh had apparently left for Bengaluru on Wednesday evening to attend BJP’s National Executive meeting.

Soon, police swung into action and took away the banners from the protesters and foiled an attempt to burn Mr. Singh’s effigy. The protesters were later bundled off in a police bus.

The minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises is under fire for his racist barb at Ms. Gandhi. He had kicked up a row on Tuesday by asking whether Congress would have accepted Sonia Gandhi’s leadership had she not been white-skinned.

“Had Rajiv Gandhi married a Nigerian woman and if she was not a white-skinned woman, would the Congress have then accepted her (Sonia’s) leadership?” he had told journalists on Tuesday.



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