Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, demanding an apology from Union minister Smriti Irani for disrespecting President Droupadi Murmu in the Lower House, NDTV reported.
Chowdhury, leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, said that Irani in her speech on Thursday yelled the president’s name without using the prefix “honourable president or madam or shrimati”.
“I may like to point out that the manner in which Smt Smriti Irani was taking the name of Hon’ble Madam President in the House was not proper and in consonance with the status and position of the Hon’ble President,” Chowdhury’s letter read. “She was yelling ‘Droupadi Murmu’ repeatedly without prefixing Hon’ble President or Madame or Smt. before the Hon’ble President’s name.”
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (@adhirrcinc) writes to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, demands Union Minister Smriti Irani’s apology for her disrespectful remarks for President Droupadi Murmu pic.twitter.com/sNWBfdWoNf
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This, Chowdhury said, amounts to “degrading the stature” of the president’s office.
“Therefore, I demand that Smt. Smriti Irani may tender an unconditional apology to the Hon’ble President for her disrespectful remarks and for lowering the dignity and stature of the Hon’ble President’s office,” he wrote.
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