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‘Rashtrapatni’ remark: Sonia ji sanctioned humiliation of a woman in the highest constitutional post, says Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha



Smriti Irani

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani today slammed Congress and said that ever since Droupadi Murmu was nominated for President’s post she was targeted maliciously by Congress.

She further said that the attacks do not seem to stop against her even after being elected as the President of India.

Union min Smriti Irani slammed the Congress a day after Congress MP AR Chowdhury’s ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark against President Murmu in a video clip.

In the press conference, she said that the Congress needs to apologise in Parliament and on the streets of India.

She also added that despite Congress being led by a woman, Sonia Gandhi, Congressmen continue to demean the women in constitutional posts.

She said, “the Congressman knew that this way to address the Pres of India not only demeans her constitutional post but also the rich tribal legacy she represents. He knew that to demean Pres in such fashion is to demean the potential of women in our country.”

Union minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha said, “Sonia Gandhi, you sanctioned the humiliation of Droupadi Murmu. Sonia ji sanctioned humiliation of a woman in the highest constitutional post: ”

Meanwhile, today the issue was raised inside the Parliament as women MPs, including Nirmala Sitharaman, protested against Adhir Chowdhury’s remark, demanding an apology from the party.

Finance Minister & BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said, ‘It was a deliberate sexist insult. Sonia Gandhi should apologise to the President of India and the country.’

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that Opposition want to run away from discussions. Their intention is to create disturbances and disruptions in the house.

Referring the remark made by AR Chowdhury, Pralhad Josh said, “This is an insult to the tribal people of the country & the President of India. He should immediately apologize. Sonia Gandhi should also apologize for appointing someone like him.”