Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today 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 anchor.
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.