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Chaudhary, who is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, said he never intended to disrespect the President. (PTI/File)
The BJP had accused Chaudhary of making “deliberate sexist insults” at President Murmu and demanded an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
After facing a backlash over his ‘Rashtra Patni’ comment, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary on Friday apologized to President Draupadi Murmu, saying he had mistakenly used a wrong word for her. His objectionable remarks in the Lok Sabha led to a major political controversy as the ruling BJP launched an all-out attack against the grand old party.
In a letter to the President, the Lok Sabha MP termed his remarks as a “slip of the tongue”. “I am writing to express my regret for accidentally using the wrong word to describe your position. I can assure you that it was a slip of the tongue,” Chaudhry said in his letter to the president. , “I apologize and request you to accept it.
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Speaking to reporters during his protest at Vijay Chowk on Wednesday, Chaudhary had used the term ‘Rashtra Patni’ for President Murmu, sparking a controversy with the BJP raising the issue in Parliament. was, and demanded an apology from Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi.
The BJP had accused Chaudhary of “intentionally sexually insulting” President Murmu and demanded an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. In his defence, Chaudhary, who is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, said he never intended to disrespect the President.
(with inputs from PTI)
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