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Sam Pitroda quits Congress post after row over his racial remarks | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sam Pitroda on Wednesday quit as the chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress after a massive row over his racist remarks. Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has accepted his resignation."Sam Pitroda has decided to step down as Chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress of his own accord. The Congress President has accepted his decision," Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on X.Earlier in the day, Pitroda landed in controversy as he compared Indians from different parts of the nation to Chinese, Arabs, Whites and Africans while talking about diversity and democracy in India during an interview."We are a shining example of democracy in the world...we could hold country together as diverse as India where people in East look like Chinese, people in West look like Arab, people in No...