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Adhir Chowdhury, Congress leader calls Droupadi Murmu ‘rashtrapatni’, BJP MPs demand apologize

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has come under fire for his objectionable remarks about President Draupadi Murmu. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched a scathing attack on him for this statement. Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday attacked Adhir, saying that ‘Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addressed President Draupadi Murmu as the wife of the country. Even knowing that this address is against every value and culture of the country. For this the Congress party should apologize to President Murmu and the country in Parliament and on the road.

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Ruckus in Parliament over Adhir’s statement

There was a ruckus in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over Adhir’s statement. As soon as the proceedings of the Lok Sabha began, Smriti Irani targeted the Congress party and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Seeing the increasing ruckus in the House, the proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 12 noon. BJP demands that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should apologize for Adhir’s statement. On Adhir’s statement, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, taking the front in Rajya Sabha, targeted the Congress. The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were also adjourned till 12 noon as the ruckus escalated.

Adhir spoke objectionable words during the dharna at Vijay Chowk

In fact, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was sitting on a dharna with Congress MPs at Vijay Chowk on Wednesday, said in a conversation with the media that ‘Dharna will give’. Will march Much remains to be done. Will try to go to Rashtrapati Bhavan even today. The Rashtrapati ji of India is for everyone. Why not for us?’ After coming under the target of BJP, the Congress leader has now given a clarification. He said that the word accidentally came out of his mouth. Why should he apologize to the BJP for this.

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Irani’s scathing attack on Congress

Attacking Adhir, Union Minister Irani said, “Congress leader Adhir Ranjan addressed President Draupadi Murmu as the wife of the nation. Even knowing that this address is against every value and culture of the country. The Congress leader did this heinous act even though he knew that this address outraged the highest constitutional dignity. Congress party is anti-tribal. Congress is poor and anti-women. The Congress party has insulted the woman who has been holding the top constitutional post of the country from a poor and tribal family. The Congress party under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi has done a sacramental act and hurt the Constitution.

Congress is opposing ED’s questioning of Sonia

Let us tell you that the Congress party is demonstrating from Parliament to the road for questioning Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case. ED has questioned Sonia Gandhi thrice in this case. During interrogation at Sonia Gandhi’s ED office, Congress MPs marched from Parliament to go to Rashtrapati Bhavan, but their march was stopped every time by the police near Vijay Chowk. On Tuesday, the police detained Rahul Gandhi and other leaders at Vijay Chowk. Now the BJP has become an attacker on Adhir Ranjan’s statement on the President.

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