New Delhi: Congress Parliamentarian Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has tendered an apology to President Droupadi Murmu for erroneously calling her “Rashtrapatni” during an interview earlier in the week.
“I am writing to express my regret for having mistakenly used an incorrect word to describe the position you hold. I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to accept the same,” Chowdhury was quoted as saying in a letter to President Murmu. Murmu is the country’s first tribal community member to become President.
Following Adhir’s remark, the ruling BJP sought an apology from Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi.
Leader of the Congress in the lower house, Chowdhury had made the “Rashtrapatni” remark during interaction with reporters in his party’s protests regarding multiple issues.
“It was not a slip of the tongue. If you watch the clip, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury clearly (referred to President Murmu as) Rashtrapati twice, then he called her Rashtrapatni… Such matters should not be taken lightly,” Law Minister Kiren Rijiju was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.