As opposition leaders disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings over the purported racial remarks of BJP leader Tarun Vijay, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and colour cannot be allowed in India.
"India is a secular country, discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and colour cannot be allowed here, the Union minister said in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha was adjourned after Opposition members created uproar over the remarks of Tarun Vijay about South Indians.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge demanded strict action against Tarun Vijay threatening agitation if proper action is not taken against the BJP leader.
Saying that attacks on Africans in India had nothing to do with racism, Tarun Vijay had told Al Jazeera: “If we were racist, why would we have all the entire south… why do we live with them if we are racist. We have black people around us.”
Later he apologised. “Feel bad, really feel sorry. My apologies to those who feel (what) I said was different than what I meant.”