- India will not tolerate insult to President: Piyush Goyal
- Congress insulted the President: Piyush Goyal
- Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury insulted the tribals of the country: Piyush Goyal
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha and Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday hit out at Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over a remark about President Draupadi Murmu, saying the entire country was worried about his statement. Amid uproar in both the houses over the remarks of Congress leader in Lok Sabha, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Goyal said, “Congress insulted the President, insulted every woman of this country, the tribals of the country”. Insulted, insulted this House.’ As the Upper House met at 12 noon after a one-time adjournment, Goyal said, “The country is seriously concerned about the Congress leader’s remarks today. This country will not tolerate the insult of the President.
‘Congress wants to tie the post of President in caste-line’
He demanded an apology from the Congress President on the subject and asked, ‘Does the Congress want to bind the President’s post on the basis of caste-line.’ He claimed that the Congress is calling it a minor issue. Earlier, when the meeting of the Upper House began, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also raised this issue and termed the remarks as gender discriminatory and demanded an apology from the Congress to the country and the President. Amid uproar by opposition members during the ‘Shunkal’ in the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman said it was not that the word had accidentally slipped out of the Congress leader’s mouth. He alleged that the Congress leader did this intentionally.
Sitharaman said that everyone knows that the person sitting on the highest constitutional post of the country is addressed as President. She said, ‘That’s why I would think that this word did not come out of his mouth by mistake. This is a deliberate insult. She comes from a tribal background. Belongs to a backward area of the country. She has worked successfully as MLA, Minister and she has also been a very good Governor. Now the whole country is celebrating his election as the President. At such a time, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha has insulted the President of the country by calling him so. this is unacceptable.’
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