Now Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has hit back at Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani for insulting President Draupadi Murmu. Chowdhury wrote to Speaker Om Birla complaining that Irani had taken the President's name in a lewd manner in the Lok Sabha. Congress leader demands Speaker to take action against Irani.
Chowdhury alleged that Union Minister Irani had shouted President Draupadi Murmu's name during her address in the House. He did not use the words 'Madam' or 'Mrs.' with the name of the President. It is akin to humiliating Murmu, who is sitting on the highest post of the country.
In a letter to the Speaker, Choudhary said, "I would also like to point out that the way Mrs. Smriti Irani taking the honourable President's name in the House was not appropriate." She was shouting 'Draupadi Murmu' again and again without using respectful words like Honourable President or Madam or Mrs. It is like lowering the rank of the Honourable President. Therefore, I demand that those words of Smt. Smriti Irani will be removed from the record of the proceedings of the House.'
Union Minister Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha "Sonia Gandhi, you approved the insult of Draupadi Murmu. Sonia ji approved the humiliation of a woman in the highest constitutional post. Sonia ji approved the humiliation of a poor woman who rose to the highest position in this country. You have approved the humiliation of every Indian citizen.
Irani had further said Sonia Gandhi, you have degraded the office of the President of India through your male Congress workers and leaders. You apologise to the country. Apologise to Sonia Gandhi, the country's tribal, poor and women. ,