Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned he has the “highest regard” for President Droupadi Murmu, who’s the youngest and the nation’s first President from the tribal neighborhood, in a letter to the Speaker, days after a significant controversy erupted across the chief’s “rashtrapatni” comment throughout a media interplay. He additionally referred to as out Union minister and BJP chief Smriti Irani’s “inappropriate habits” in direction of Sonia Gandhi in his letter.
“I’m penning this letter to make clear the air on this pointless and undesirable parliamentary impasse concerning Hon’ble President Madam Smt. Droupadi Murmu. I’ve the best regard for the Hon’ble Rashtrapati Madam Smt. Droupadi Murmu. I remorse to say that this controversy erupted due to a mere slip of tongue on my half,” Chowdhury mentioned in his be aware.
Explaining himself additional, the MP wrote: “This error occurred as a result of my mom tongue is Bengali and I’m not nicely versed with Hindi. It’s actually very unhappy that Madam Rashtrapati Ji’s title is being unnecessarily dragged with a view to acquire low-cost publicity and political one-upmanship by the ruling social gathering.”
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Nevertheless, the Congress veteran’s letter additionally referred to as out Union minister Smriti Irani for “yelling ‘Droupadi Murmu’ repeatedly with out prefixing Hon’ble President or Madame or Smt. earlier than the Hon’ble President’s title” and for behaving “very inappropriately” with Sonia Gandhi.
“I might also wish to level out that the way wherein 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,” he mentioned, in search of to have Irani’s feedback expunged from Parliament’s data.
“I want to additional spotlight that Madam Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji had nothing to do with this unlucky episode. But, Smt. Smriti Iran and the ruling social gathering intentionally dragged her title on this controversy. Smt. Smriti Iran behaved very inappropriately with Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji and used derogatory phrases,” he mentioned.
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“Madam Smt. Sonia Gandhi was subjected to verbal assault and bodily intimidation and the ruling social gathering ended up making a hostile setting for her within the Home which is unprecedented within the historical past of Parliament. I attraction to you that since Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji had nothing to do with this controversy, the whole episode mentioning her title might also be expunged,” he added.
Earlier within the day, Chowdhury wrote to President Droupadi Murmu, in search of an apology for his “rashtrapatni” comment.
“I’m writing to specific my remorse for having mistakenly used an incorrect phrase to explain the place you maintain. I guarantee you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologize and request you to just accept the identical,” the Congress chief mentioned in his letter.
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