New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit on Thursday remained unperturbed over the racial remarks
made against her by an anchor on New Zealand`s prime news
channel even as the External Affairs Ministry took strong
objection and unequivocally denounced the comments.
Dikshit, when asked to react to the remarks, choose
not to comment. "I will not comment on it," she said, replying
to repeated queries.
The External Affairs Ministry summoned New Zealand
High Commissioner Rupert Holborow and issued a "strong"
demarche demanding "demonstrative action" against the TV
On his part, Holborow conveyed deep regret for the
hurt caused by the comments of the media commentator.
Anchor Paul Henry, who had earlier made a racial
slur against Indian-origin Governor-General of New Zealand Sir
Anand Satyanand for which he was already suspended, had
deliberately twisted Dikshit`s name to make fun of her.