Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhuy had referred to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’ in a video clip.

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Photograph: File)


  • Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhuy had referred to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’
  • Chowdhury mentioned it was a slip of tongue and the BJP is blowing up the problem out of proportion
  • BJP MPs protested in Parliament towards Chowdhury’s comment and demanded an apology

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury responded to the row over his comment on President Murmu and mentioned, “I uttered it solely as soon as. It was a slip of tongue. All the challenge is being blown out of proportion by the BJP and an pointless controversy is being raked up.”

Chowdhury had earlier referred to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’ in a video clip.

He requested the Lok Sabha Speaker on Thursday to offer him an opportunity to talk on the ground of the home on the matter.


In the meantime, Union Minister Smriti Irani slammed Sonia Gandhi over Chowdhury’s ‘Rashtrapatni’ comment and mentioned Sonia ought to apologise to Murmu. She mentioned Sonia Gandhi sanctioned the humiliation of Droupadi Murmu and added that congress employees beneath Sonia’s management proceed to demean ladies in constitutional posts.

She additional mentioned the celebration ought to apologise in Parliament and on the streets of India.

Smriti mentioned ever since Droupadi Murmu was nominated for the President’s submit, she has been focused by the Congress. She additional mentioned, “The Congressman knew that this technique to tackle the President not solely demeans her constitutional submit but in addition the wealthy tribal legacy she represents. He knew that to demean her in such style is to demean the potential of girls in our nation.”

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi echoed Smriti Irani’s assertion and mentioned since Sonia Gandhi appointed Chowdhury because the celebration chief, she ought to apologise to the president.

BJP MPs together with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman additionally protested towards Chowdhury’s comment in Parliament and demanded an apology from the Congress celebration.

Sitharaman mentioned, “It was a deliberate sexist insult. Sonia Gandhi ought to apologise to the President of India and the nation”


Sonia Gandhi responded to the BJP leaders’ calls for and mentioned Chowdhury has already apologised.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned Chowdhury’s comment was made unintentionally and that it was mistaken to trigger a significant agitation over his mistake.

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