Patna: Youth Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest by throwing eggs and tomatoes at the residence of Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
A group of Youth Congress workers arrived at the residence of the Union Minister of State for MSME in Anandpuri area under the limits of Sri Krishnapuri police station here and threw eggs and tomatoes as part of their protest against his comments. The protesters also tore off hoardings and posters of the MoS at his residence.
Madhya Pradesh Congress workers burn burn an effigy of Union minister of State Giriraj Singh to protest against his racist comment on the party President Sonia Gandhi, in Bhopal on Wednesday. Pic/ PTI
An aide of the minister Jay Singh said he and some other persons were at the house at that time, but no family members of the minister were present, Bihar Youth Congress president Kumar Ashish told PTI "Today's protest is merely a trailer. We will show the full movie when the Minister comes to Patna." "We can not tolerate uncharitable comments of the minister against our leaders," he said. The Police rushed to Singh's residence after the protests.
Station House Officer of Sri Krishnapuri police station Manoj Mohan said security would be beefed up at the Union Minister's residence. Meanwhile, state Congress president Ashok Chaudhary strongly condemned Singh's comments on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately sack such a minister from his cabinet.