Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has stirred up a political row with his remarks on the newly-elected President Droupadi Murmu.
Mr. Ranjan Cowdhury allegedly referred to President Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’ causing much uproar and the Rajya Sabha to be adjourned, as many BJP MPs’ protested.
Mr. Chowdhury made the comment during Congress’ protests against Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case.
He is alleged to have said, ‘Yes, we will go to the Rashtrapati. India’s Rashtrapati, no no Rashtrapatni, is for all.’
The Congress MP had said it was a mistake and that he did not deliberately call Murmu ‘Rashtrapatni’.
‘I can’t even think of insulting the President. It was just a mistake. If the President felt bad, I will personally meet her & apologize. They can hang me if they want. I am ready to get punished but why is she (Sonia Gandhi) being dragged in this?’ Chowdhury said.