NEW DELHI: Referring to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘rashtrapatni’ was a “slip of the tongue”, Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned on Thursday and accused the BJP of constructing a “mountain out of a molehill” over the problem.
The time period was used solely as soon as by mistake and he by no means supposed any disrespect to the president, Chowdhury mentioned because the BJP stalled each homes of Parliament and requested Congress president Sonia Gandhi to apologise to the nation.
“I inadvertently used the phrase ‘rashtrapatni’ simply as soon as and it was a slip of the tongue. I by no means meant any disrespect to the president,” he advised reporters exterior Parliament.
“What ought to I do? I mentioned it and realised I uttered a flawed phrase. I even seemed for mediapersons who I had mentioned this to. to request them to not concentrate on it. Nevertheless, I could not discover them,” he added, a day after the comment.
Some ruling occasion members, the Congress chief added, are “intentionally attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill”.
“There isn’t a query of an apology,” he said.
In a video message later, he mentioned India’s president, be it Brahmin or tribal, is revered by all.
Yesterday, once we have been holding a protest at Vijay Chowk, journalists requested the place we needed to go. I mentioned ‘rashtrapatni’ solely as soon as by mistake. I urged the journalists to not present my video the place I dedicated a mistake. The BJP is making a row over it now, he mentioned.
In keeping with Chowdhury, the BJP doesn’t have something on the occasion and is discovering “masala” towards it. “The problem is being blown out of proportion… I wouldn’t have the remotest intention of humiliating the best chair of our nation,” Chowdhury mentioned.