Amid the ruling get together in search of an apology from Sonia Gandhi over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s ‘Rashtrapatni’ comment, the Congress president on Thursday stated that he has already sought forgiveness.
NEW DELHI: Amid the ruling get together in search of an apology from Sonia Gandhi over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s ‘Rashtrapatni’ comment, the Congress president on Thursday stated that he has already sought forgiveness.
A full scale controversy erupted after BJP MPs demanded an apology from Gandhi on the alleged derogatory remarks made by Chowdhury, the Congress ground chief in Lok Sabha, on President Droupadi Murmu.
When requested, Sonia Gandhi stated that “he has already apologised” and known as for an all-party assembly.
Demanding the apology, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated within the Rajya Sabha: “Objectionable statement was made by the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha who referred to ‘Rashtrapati’ as ‘Rashtrapatni’. It is a common understanding that ‘Rashtrapati’ is gender neutral representing ‘leader of the country’ and therefore, I think it not a slip of tongue but a deliberate sexist insult to President.”
Citing Murmu’s struggles, Sitharaman stated that the President is a self made particular person coming from tribal group, who served efficiently as an MLA, Minister and Governor.
“At a time when the entire country is rejoicing her election to the constitutional post of the country, the leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha called her ‘Rashtrapatni’, an insult to the President of India,” she stated.
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