Pradeep Singh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed Trinamool Congress minister Akhil Giri for making objectionable remarks against President Droupadi Murmu.

The TMC minister reportedly mocked the looks of the President during a public rally at Nandigram in West Bengal.

The West Bengal minister has come under sharp criticism after a video of him making the objectionable remarks against the President went viral on social media.

The TMC leader said, "He (Suvendu Adhikari) says I (Akhil Giri) am not good-looking. How beautiful he is! We don't judge people by their looks. We respect the chair of your President. How does your Rashtrapati look?"

Sharing the video on Twitter, BJP Bengal unit wrote, "President Droupadi Murmu, hails from the Tribal community. Akhil Giri, TMC Minister of Correctional Homes made objectionable comments about her in the presence of Shashi Panja, another minister from the women’s welfare department. Mamata Banerjee and TMC are anti-tribal."



The BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Jay Panda came down heavily on the TMC leader and said, "The abhorring remarks by Bengal CM Smt @MamataOfficial's lieutenant & Minister Akhil Giri on Hon President of India is symptomatic of the regressive & corrupted mindset of TMC..."

Strongly condemning the derogatory remarks, Panda said Akhil Giri has no rights to remain a Minister. He further demanded Giri's resignation and expulsion.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Saumitra Khan has written to the National Commission for Women (NCW) requesting immediate arrest of Akhil Giri and appropriate action against him over his objectionable remarks on the President.