The Opposition sought stringent action against BJP leader Tarun Vijay in the Lok Sabha on Monday. They called for action against Vijay for his purported racial remarks targeting the south Indians in an interview to an international television news channel.
Seeking to soothe the frayed nerves, senior Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Ananth Kumar said the individual has already apologised and the country is committed to its secular position.
With noisy protests by Opposition members who also demanded lodging of an FIR against Tarun Vijay on the issue, the House proceedings were adjourned thrice - once during the Question Hour and twice during the Zero Hour.
Attacking the ruling party over the remarks, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge wondered whether the people from South India were not Indian citizens.
"I want to know whether we are Indians or not? Are we not citizens of India?" Kharge questioned during the Zero Hour.
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