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Women’s panel issues notice to Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The controversial remark made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about President Draupadi Murmu has brought a political earthquake in the political corridors. BJP is creating a ruckus, now the National Commission for Women has also come into action. A notice has been sent to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on behalf of NCW. His statement has not only been condemned, apart from this, he has also been called on 3 August to give an explanation.

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It has been clearly stated in the notice that Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will have to give a written explanation for his statement. He has been called to NCW office on August 3 at 11.30 am. By the way, NCW has also written a letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. It has been demanded that action should be taken against Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Now for information, let us tell you that Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had called President Draupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni. Later, Adhir told it to slip his tongue.

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma tweeted that the National Commission for Women and all State Commissions for Women condemn the derogatory and anti-women remarks made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about the President of the country. Rekha said the 12 states whose women’s commissions have condemned the statement include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura.

The Chairperson of the Women’s Commission shared a joint statement on Twitter. It said that the National Commission for Women and all State Commission for Women strongly condemn the words of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about the Honorable President. We call upon right minded people to condemn Adhir’s words in the strongest possible terms. Earlier, amid backlash over the “rashtrapatni” remark, Mr Chowdhury said that he can’t even think of insulting President Droupadi Murmu and he will personally meet her and apologise.

On this controversial remark made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about President Draupadi Murmu, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called the term used by the Congress leader “slang” and said that every Indian should criticise the remark. “Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury used slang against the President who belongs to the tribal community. The way he defamed the august office of the President should be criticised by every Indian. Every Indian should boycott Congress, its leaders and Sonia Gandhi,” Mr Sarma said.

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On this controversial remark made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about President Draupadi Murmu, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Indecent remark of Congress MP for President is condemnable. It’s an insult to Constitution, women & tribal community. In a way, it’s an insult to the nation too. I condemn the MP & Congress. They should apologise to the citizens. The nation will never accept such remarks.” Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that the Congress leader is “habituated” to making controversial remarks.

Mr Thakur futher said. “Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is habituated to making controversial remarks to seek attention be it in Parliament or outside it. He must stand in respect of the country’s first tribal president.” Goa CM Pramod Sawant also slammed Chowdhury for the remark and demanded his apology to the entire country. “Words used by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for the President who represents the entire country are wrong. A tribal woman became India’s president for the first time. We condemn the Congress and AR Chowdhury. He should apologise to the entire country,” Mr Sawant said.

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