- I didn’t insult the president
- ‘Nation’s wife’ accidentally slipped out of my mouth
- Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apologizes
Draupadi Murmu: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has apologized for calling President Draupadi Murmu ‘national wife’. While talking to the media, he said that I did not say this intentionally, it had come out of my mouth by mistake. Regarding this, BJP MPs demonstrated in Parliament against Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s remarks on President Draupadi Murmu. The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 12 noon.
Union Minister Smriti Irani said that the Congress is still unable to accept the fact that a tribal woman is adorning the highest constitutional post of this country. Sonia Gandhi-appointed Leader of the House Adhir Ranjan addressed Draupadi Murmu as the wife of the nation. He said that ever since Draupadi Murmu’s name was announced as the presidential candidate, Draupadi Murmu became a victim of the Congress party’s hatred and ridicule. The Congress party called him a puppet.
Sonia Gandhi’s statement
The statement of Sonia Gandhi has also come out on this whole matter. On this whole controversy, Sonia Gandhi says that Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has apologised.
This address strikes at the dignity of constitutional office
Chowdhury had on Wednesday addressed President Murmu as “national wife” during a program of a private channel. Union Minister Smriti Irani said at a press conference here, “To address Draupadi Murmu as the wife of the nation is against every value and culture of India. Knowing that this address strikes at the dignity of a constitutional post, a male Congress leader has done this despicable act even then.” He described the Congress as a tribal, poor and anti-women party.
He alleged that the Congress has been ridiculing Draupadi Murmu ever since she was made its presidential candidate and in this sequence called her a puppet, sometimes a symbol of inauspicious and bad luck. Smriti said, “After Murmu won a historic election, the Congress is still unable to accept the fact that a tribal, poor woman is adorning the highest constitutional post of the country.”
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