Boris Johnson had a fight with the Sikhs because of a bottle of whiskey

© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth, poolМинистр foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson had a fight with the Sikhs because of a bottle of whiskey© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool

The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain angered the Sikhs that during a visit to the temple brought up the topic of imports of Scotch whisky to India, although the followers of Sikhism are forbidden to consume alcohol, writes The Guardian.

The publication says that Johnson visited a Sikh Prime Minister Theresa may in the framework of the parliamentary election campaign. At the same time, he was wearing an orange turban is an integral attribute of clothing of the Sikhs, they are forbidden to take it off.

«The duty of Indian Scotch whiskey is 150%. We need to bring it to their relatives (in India) duty free. … I hope everyone is comfortable with saying that if someone is going to India, you have to grab a bottle of whiskey,» said Boris Johnson in the Sikh temple.

His words, according to the newspaper, angered believers. One of them, a woman named Balbir Kaur, made the remark to the Minister. «How dare you speak about alcohol in the Sikh temple? This is completely unacceptable!» she exclaimed.

However, the former mayor of London continued to insist: «I’m sorry that you think alcohol is a bad thing, I understand your position. However, that is not the point of view of any religion». It clarifies the issue, Johnson still apologized for his words.

Prime Minister Theresa may called for early elections in order to strengthen the position of the ruling Conservative party in Parliament, and opinion polls leave no doubt that it will succeed: according to projections, the conservatives have the support, at least 47-48% of the population.

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Boris Johnson had a fight with the Sikhs because of a bottle of whiskey

© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth, poolМинистр foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson had a fight with the Sikhs because of a bottle of whiskey© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool

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