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Indian-origin leader quits British party alleging racism

An Indian-origin member has quit a political party in Britain, branding it ‘racist’ and ‘terrifying’.

Sanyajeet Thandi, 20, who had been introduced at a Independence Party meeting as a future leader, said it had abandoned its core supporters and now appealed to the “stupidity of ignorant anti-immigrant voters for electoral gains”, the Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Thandi, who joined the party at 17 as an event co-ordinator of the youth wing, said new posters pointing the finger at immigration “epitomise” what has gone wrong with the party.

Indian-origin leader quits British party alleging racism

Indian-origin leader quits British party alleging racism

Party leader Nigel Farage has recently sought to rid the grouping of its racist image by appearing at a rally flanked by 40 ethnic minority supporters, the report said.

“I don’t care what you call us, but from this moment on, please do not call us a racist party,” Farage was quoted as saying.

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