PATNA: Stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh was suffering from ‘mental illness’ due to which he made the controversial remark against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, senior Congress leader Raj Babbar on Friday offered to bear expenses of the ‘treatment’ of the Union Minister.

“Giriraj Singh is suffering from mental illness and that is why he is making such statements against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi,” Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar, told reporters.

The Rajya Sabha member further added, “If the government is not able to get him cured of his illness, I am ready to bear expense for his proper treatment at any mental hospital in Ranchi, Agra or Nagpur.”

Expressing his anger, the actor-turned-politician further said that a person like Singh was in actual fact a ‘threat to the society’ and wondered why he was ongoing at the constitutionally responsible post of a union minister and said the remark for Sonia Gandhi was ‘like spitting at the sun’.

Accompanying Babbar, state Congress President Ashok Chaudhary said Congressmen and general people are on a rage against Singh, who is Union Minister of state for MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), over his racial dig against Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Hajipur.

(With PTI Inputs)