BJP’s Tarun Vijay: If we were racist, we wouldn’t be living with South-Indians


New Delhi, April 7: Former Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian and editor of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) weekly, Tarun Vijay has spoken out of turn on a TV interview while sharing his views on brutal assault on two Nigerian students by a mob in a Greater Noida.

While defending India as an anti racial country, he offended a larger section of Indians by referring the South Indians as black people.

Replying to a question why India was being called racist by practically everybody around, Vijay said had India been racist, it wouldn’t have had a place for the South-Indians.

“I don’t know who you are, whether you’re an Indian or you belong to some other nation. But you know the entire South India. There is Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra. There are black people all around. So if we were racists, why would we be living with these black people. You are denying us of our ancestory. You are denying us of our history. This is not good. We can be as good or as bad as any other human community,” Vijay told the news presenter, who didn’t look very amused with the curt reply.

As soon as the video surfaced online, Vijay started trending on the social media. Though after realizing his mistake, the BJP leader tweeted a series of tweets and said his sentence was not well crafted and he never meant to hurt anyone.  

Meanwhile South India reacted to the news too and the DMK leader replied to Vijay’s words by tweeting:

Wefornews Bureau

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