Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned his comment was blown out of proportion by the BJP to tarnish the social gathering’s picture.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had earlier referred to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘rashtrapatni’. (Photograph: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned his comment was blown out of proportion
  • Congress MP confronted criticism for referring President Droupadi Murmu as ‘rashtrapatni’
  • BJP has demanded apology for Chowdhury’s “deliberate sexist insult”

After dealing with warmth over the ‘rashtrapatni’ comment, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned a trivial problem is being blown out of proportion by the BJP. It was only a slip of tongue, he reiterated.

“That is an eloquent testimony of the BJP’s sinister design to tarnish the picture of the Congress social gathering. When the difficulty got here up, immediately I expressed it was only a slip of tongue. I didn’t have any evil intention, even remotely, to dishonour the best constitutional put up of our nation,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury instructed India Right now.

He claimed that the BJP is hellbent on persevering with the difficulty to extract a political brownie level given the impeding elections in lots of states.

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“I’ve already sought an appointment with President Droupadi Murmu to specific myself and positively I’ll categorical my remorse to her through the assembly,” he mentioned.

The Congress chief additionally accused the BJP of making a “mountain out of a molehill” and evading dialogue on points equivalent to value hikes and Agnipath by elevating “insignificant points”.

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‘RASHTRAPATNI’ REMARK

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had earlier referred to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘rashtrapatni’. His comment snowballed into a serious political row on Thursday with the BJP accusing the opposition social gathering of insulting President Droupadi Murmu and demanding that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi ought to apologise to the nation.

Union ministers Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitharaman had been among the many BJP leaders who demanded that Sonia Gandhi ought to apologise for Chowdhury’s “deliberate sexist insult”.

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