“I am writing to apologize for accidentally using the wrong word to describe my situation. [President] grasp. I assure you it was a slip of the tongue. I apologize and request you to accept the same,” his letter reads.
Noisy scenes were seen in the Lok Sabha on Thursday BJP The members strongly opposed Chowdhury’s reference to President Murmu as ‘President’.
Union Minister Smriti Irani alleges Chieftain Murmu and claimed that he has insulted the entire tribal community, women, poor and downtrodden with his remarks.
He said Murmu has become a target of hatred of the Congress as the opposition party is unable to digest that a poor tribal woman has become the President of the country. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s remarks are anti-tribal, anti-poor and anti-women, he claimed.
Taking a jibe at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Irani alleged that Gandhi has “sanctioned the humiliation” of a poor tribal woman holding the highest constitutional post in the country.
Chowdhury had defended himself saying that he never intended to insult the President and that his ‘President’ remark was a ‘slip of tongue’.
He also accused the BJP of making a “mountain from a mole” and said he would apologize to President Murmu, but not to “these hypocrites” (hypocrites).
“I am waiting for BJP to declare me a terrorist and arrest me under UAPA. They want to be a champion of tribals, but hide how the killings are happening. Laws brought under Sonia Gandhi are being changed. .They are working against the tribals.” Choudhary said.
This trend continued on Friday as well and Parliament had to be adjourned till August 1.
(with inputs from agencies)