• [BBC] Indian media: 'Hate speech' row engulfs BJP minister

    India's front pages are dominated by a row over a BJP junior minister's use of an abusive term for opposition members variously described by papers as "hate speech" or "invective".

    The dispute erupted after Food Processing Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti told an election rally in Delhi on Monday that voters faced a choice between a "government of followers of Lord Rama and a government of bastards".

    She has since apologised in the parliament, but the opposition parties have nevertheless called for her to resign.


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