Muzaffarpur (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Union Minister Giriraj Singh in a district court on Thursday by a Congress worker for his racist remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Sanjay Kumar Singh filed a complaint against Giriraj Singh in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ved Prakash Singh, who transferred the case to the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Anju Singh.
The SDJM directed Mithanpura police station to register a case against the minister on the basis of the complaint, Sumit Kumar, lawyer of the petitioner, said.
The SDJM gave the order to Mithanpura police station under Section 166 of IPC (public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person).
The complainant, a resident of Miscote colony of Muzaffarpur, said in the petition that after reading a news reports about the racist remarks on Sonia Gandhi, he was pained.
The Union minister had asked the Congress on Tuesday at Hajipur whether the party would have accepted Sonia Gandhi’s leadership if she were not white-skinned.
Singh had also mocked at Rahul Gandhi’s absence from the political scene and likened it to the “missing Malaysian airliner”.