Amid the chaos in parliament on Thursday over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury referring to President Droupadi Murmu as “Rashtrapatni”.
Amid the massive controversy surrounding the “Rashtrapatni” remark by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, Congress Spokesperson Supriya Shrinate has not hit back at Union Minister Smriti Irani by sharing screenshots of tweets by a BJP supporter in 2012.
In his tweets, Ankit Jain who calls himself a BJP supporter in his Twitter Bio had in 2012 referred to India’s first women President Pratibha Patil as “Rashtrapatni.”
“Srk got detained RT @raggedtag: why is no one talking of rashtrapatni ji’s acquired land? What did I miss?”, his tweet read.
The Congress spokesperson also published two images of him with the Union Minister.
She also shared a screenshot of the union minister’s interaction with the BJP supporter.
To which Mr. Jain replied “Could not catch up Ankit my apologies. Thanks for your wishes.” Smriti Irani’s tweet read.
Amid the chaos in parliament on Thursday over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury referring to President Droupadi Murmu as “Rashtrapatni”, Sonia Gandhi, in a stunning move, crossed the floor of the House to have a word with BJP MP Rama Devi and clarify that Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had already apologized. Smriti Irani reportedly intervened, and Sonia Gandhi said “Don’t talk to me”, according to sources.
The dramatic scenes occurred during a break in Lok Sabha, adjourned amid loud protests by BJP MPs against the Congress President and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
“Sonia Gandhi, apologize,” Smriti Irani said in the house, with members of the ruling BJP holding up placards.
Smriti Irani and other MPs intervened and raised slogans as the Congress president approached the treasury benches.
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