Leo, the current Social Protection Minister is of Hindu descent on his father’s side.
HINDUS welcome the election victory of Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar as Ireland’s next Taoiseach and hope fair treatment of minorities will be ensured under his rule.
The Dublin TD is set to become the youngest Taoiseach in Irish history following his leadership win over Housing Minister Simon Coveney.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that the Hindu community the world over was pleased at the new Fine Gael leader’s elevation to the position of Taoiseach and was hoping that he would ensure that minorities were treated with equality and respect they deserved in Ireland under his command.
Zed called on the upcoming Taoiseach to fix Ireland’s education system and make it fair for minority religions and non-believers as Ireland’s Government appeared to have failed to put an end to religious preferences in admissions to schools.
He said: “Religion should not play any role in admissions to Irish schools and religious discrimination in tax funded schools was quite unfair and should be unacceptable in 21st century Ireland.