Rashtrapatni Remark Controversy: Lok Sabha adjourned till 4 pm amid ruckus over Ranjan remark
28 July, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
BJP caused a stir on Thursday when Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury referred to President Droupadi Murmu as "Rashtrapatni," forcing Lok Sabha to adjourn till 4 p.m.
BJP caused a stir on Thursday when Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury referred to President Droupadi Murmu as “Rashtrapatni,” forcing Lok Sabha to adjourn till 4 p.m.
This was day’s second adjournment. Chowdhury and Sonia Gandhi, interim president of Congress, have both been asked to apologize by BJP.
President Murmu was incorrectly referred to as “Rashtrapatni,” according to Chowdhary, who also said that the ruling party was purposefully attempting to turn a molehill into a mountain.
Sonia Gandhi, interim leader of the Congress, stated: “Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has already apologized.”
Smriti Irani addressed Chowdhury’s statements in Lok Sabha and demanded an apology from her and Sonia Gandhi. Members of the BJP were standing at her side.
Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister, pressed Sonia Gandhi for an apology in Rajya Sabha.
“It was a purposeful sexist jab. Sonia Gandhi has to apologise to the nation and the president of India” stated Finance Minister.
Pralhad Joshi, minister of union parliamentary affairs, also attacked opposition and demanded a quick apology from Berhampore MP.
Further Joshi remarked, “Both the President of India and the nation’s tribal population are being insulted by this. He should apologise right now. Additionally, Sonia Gandhi should regret hiring someone with his background.”
Today during a press conference, Union Minister Smriti Irani attacked Congress and demanded an explanation for unfairly criticizing President Droupadi Murmu. She also asserted that the nation is aware that the opposition party is “anti-tribal, anti-Dalit, and anti-women.”
Smriti Irani stated that Congress should apologize in Parliament and on Indian streets.
Meanwhile, BJP lawmakers protested Congress MP’s statement in front of Parliament, including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Since the beginning of Monsoon Session of Parliament, both Houses have been forced to defer discussions on a number of matters owing to opposition commotion.
Parliament’s Monsoon Session began on July 18 and will last till August 12. The Session will consist of 18 sittings.