NEW DELHI: A day after he apologised in Parliament over racist comment against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday reportedly broke down after being pulled up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliamentary meet.

Meanwhile, Giriraj Singh denied the report of meeting PM Modi over his remarks on Sonia Gandhi and breaking down.

Giriraj was forced to apologise in the Lok Sabha for his remarks made by him earlier this month against the Congress President on Monday.(Also Read: Union Minister Giriraj Singh apologises in Parliament over racist comment against Sonia Gandhi)

Congress had demanded his resignation and said that PM Modi must make a statement regarding it in the House. 

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia raised the issue and said, “We do not want only apology, but the minister should resign and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should also apologise for the statement.”

Union Minister Giriraj Singh had made a racist comment on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, claiming “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian then would congress have accepted her as a President?”

First Published | 21 April 2015 1:38 PM
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