The Congress and BJP are at loggerheads over the issue with both sides attacking each other since Thursday.
"Sonia Gandhi, apologise to the President of India, apologise to the poor, apologise to the women and tribals." Union Minister Smriti Irani tears into Congress party over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's reference to President Draupadi Murmu as 'Rashtrapatni'. Watch Irani’s reaction in the Upper House of the Parliament today.
Speaking to media on party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's 'Rashtrapatni' remark against President Draupadi Murmu, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said ‘he has already apologised’. Watch her reaction.
Meanwhile, National Vice President BJP, Baijayant Jay Panda also took to Twitter and wrote, "Ever since Droupadi Murmu ji has been nominated for the President by the NDA, she has been targeted and called names by Congress party. This exposes their anti-tribal and anti-backward classes mindset. Now calling her 'Rashtrapatni' is crossing all limits and is highly condemnable.
Congress party is ‘Adivasi-Virodhi', 'Mahila-Virodhi', 'Gareeb-Virodhi', said Union minister Smriti Irani while taking a jibe at Congress over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark against President Draupadi Murmu. Watch this video.
Some ruling party members, the Congress leader added, are "deliberately trying to make a mountain out of a molehill".
BJP MPs in Parliament protest against Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over his reference to President Draupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’. The saffron party leaders have demanded an apology from Adhir Chowdhury and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. Watch this video.
"There is no question of apologising. I had mistakenly said 'Rashtrapatni'... The ruling party in a deliberate design is trying to make mountain out of a molehill," says Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on his reference to President Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni. Watch to find out what the Congress MP said.