The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of “insulting” President Draupadi Murmu and demanded an apology after its leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called her “President”.
Union minister Smriti Irani said Chowdhury used the word knowing well that it insulted Murmu and his office and was against the values of India.
He told reporters that Congress should apologize to the President and the country.
“A tribal woman from a poor family who has created history is constantly being let down by the Congress,” he told reporters.
Chowdhury is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha and used this remark while talking to the media during his party’s protests on several issues.
Irani alleged that ever since the BJP-led NDA named Murmu as its presidential candidate, the Congress has been targeting him as a “malicious” target, and said that he was treated as a “puppet” and a “symbol of evil” by its leaders. is called.
The BJP leader said the attacks did not seem to stop even after his election to the country’s highest constitutional post.
Choudhary’s remarks are also insulting to the rich tribal heritage she represents and to the poor who rise above hard work.
Murmu, India’s first tribal president, had led a life of struggle and represents the country’s aspirations from panchayat to parliament, Irani said and alleged that the Congress under its president Sonia Gandhi has repeatedly targeted women.