New Delhi: Congress Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday alleged that Union Minister Smriti Irani was “yelling” the title of President Droupadi Murmu “with out prefixing Madame or Smt” throughout her handle within the Home, the style which “quantities to degrading the stature” of the very best workplace of the nation.
The Congress MP demanded to expunge the “method Smriti Irani was addressing the Hon`ble President” from the proceedings of the Home.
In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chowdhury wrote, “I might also wish to level out that the style through which Smt. Smriti Irani was taking the title of Hon`ble Madam President within the Home was not correct and in consonance with the standing and place of the Hon`ble President. She was yelling `Droupadi Murmu` repeatedly with out prefixing Hon`ble President or Madame or Smt. earlier than the Hon`ble President`s title.”
“This clearly quantities to degrading the stature of the workplace of the Hon`ble President. Subsequently, I demand that the best way Smt. Smriti Irani was addressing the Hon`ble President could also be expunged from the proceedings of the Home,” he added within the letter.
Notably, Irani in Lok Sabha had stated the Congress ought to apologise in Parliament, and on the streets of India, to each citizen of India.
“Sonia Gandhi, you sanctioned the humiliation of Droupadi Murmu. Sonia ji sanctioned the humiliation of a girl within the highest constitutional submit. Sonia ji sanctioned the humiliation of a poor lady who ascends to the very best Workplace on this nation. You sanctioned the insult of each Indian citizen. You thru your male Congress employees and leaders proceed to demean the Workplace of the President of India. Apologise to the nation. Sonia Gandhi, apologise to the tribal, poor and lady of the nation,” stated Union Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha.
In the meantime, mentioning the controversy (rashtrapatni comment) that led to the protests by the BJP within the Parliament complicated, Chowdhury, who earlier termed the incident a “slip of tongue”, stated that the error came about as a result of he isn’t well-versed in Hindi.
“I remorse to say that this controversy erupted due to a mere slip of tongue on my half. This error occurred as a result of my mom tongue is Bengali and I’m not properly versed in Hindi. It’s actually very unhappy that Madam Rashtrapati Ji`s title is being unnecessarily dragged with a purpose to achieve low-cost publicity and political one-upmanship by the ruling social gathering,” he wrote.
Nonetheless, Chowdhury on Friday tendered an apology to President Droupadi Murmu over his controversial “rashtrapatni” comment.
This got here a day after he stated that `there is no such thing as a query of apologising as he had mistakenly referred to President Droupadi Murmu as Rashtrapatni“.
“I’m writing to precise my remorse for having mistakenly used an incorrect phrase to explain the place you maintain. I guarantee you that it was a slip of tongue. I apologise and request you to just accept the identical,” reads a letter written by Chowdhury.
Chatting with ANI on Friday, Chowdhury stated, “I’m ready for BJP to time period me terrorist and arrest me underneath UAPA. They wish to change into champions of tribals however conceal how murders are occurring. Legal guidelines introduced underneath Sonia Gandhi are being modified. They’re working in opposition to tribals.”
“I can`t even consider insulting the President. It was only a mistake. If the President felt dangerous, I’ll personally meet her and apologise. They will hold me if they need. I’m able to get punished however why is she (Sonia Gandhi) being dragged on this?” Chowdhury instructed ANI on Thursday questioning why the Congress Interim President is being dragged into the controversy.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary stated that he had used the time period “rashtrapatni” for President Murmu by mistake and that the ruling social gathering was intentionally attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill.