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RACIST’ GIRIRAJ MUST RESIGN AS MINISTER: CONG LEADER Friday, 03 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR/| in Bhubaneswar
RACIST’ GIRIRAJ MUST RESIGN AS MINISTER: CONG LEADER
Friday, 03 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR/NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar
Former Congress MP Sarat Pattnaik has condemned the racist remarks of Minister Giriraj Singh against Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Speaking to The Pioneer here, Pattnaik said the racist remarks by the BJP leader shows the party’s attitude towards women and people of the nation.
“Sonia Gandhi has sacrificed a lot during her life time and has been guiding the Congress party. After the death of her husband late Rajiv Gandhi, who sacrificed his life for nation, Sonia Gandhi has struggled a lot to bring the Congress party into power,” said the former Balangir MP. The BJP leaders are trying to divide the people by making derogatory and irresponsible statements, he further alleged. Pattnaik further said that mere expression of regret is not enough, the Minister should resign from his post.
The Khariar unit of the Youth Congress staged a rally at Khariar of Nuapada district on Wednesday to condemn the controversial remarks on Congress Ppresident Sonia Gandhi by Union Minister Giriraj Singh. Hundreds of Youth Congress members took out a procession from the Congress office and proceeded up to the Police Square, where they burnt an effigy of Giriraj Singh. The rally was led by State Youth Congress secretary Kamal Charan Tandi.
AIYC general secretary and Odisha Youth Congress in-charge Purna Chandra Padhi and other leaders like Adhiraj Panigrahi, Sudhir Pattnaik, Santosh Pattnaik, Raju Chhadla and Hiralal Meher were present.