It’s not just Congress leaders who slip their tongues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also used objectionable words many times. Even before becoming PM and even after becoming PM.
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The controversy surrounding Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury calling the President the “national wife” in the Lok Sabha has gathered so much steam that even on the second day, Parliament could not function. BJP has caught the insistence of apologizing to Sonia Gandhi on this issue. BJP has made it a national issue. Many BJP chief ministers have demanded both Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the party to apologize to the country’s president. There has been a comprehensive siege of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Even the National Commission for Women has issued a notice to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and sought a reply within seven days. Both Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and the Congress seem to be in the dark on this issue.
What’s all the fuss about?
On Wednesday, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, addressed the President as the “national wife” during a conversation with a private television channel. He had said that she is everyone’s ‘national wife’, ours too. He had said it twice. However, the reporter interrupted him that the use of this word for the president is not appropriate. But Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury paid no attention to this then. There was quite an uproar in Parliament on Thursday about it. The BJP’s women ministers and MPs, led by Modi government minister Smriti Irani, termed the statement an insult to the president and the country’s tribal community. He demanded Sonia Gandhi to apologize for this statement of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. After that, the proceedings of the house had to be adjourned. There was also a ruckus in Parliament on Friday and proceedings could not continue. The proceedings of both chambers had to be postponed until Monday.
Fierce debate between Smriti Irani-Sonia Gandhi
On Thursday, there was a heated debate in the Lok Sabha between Congress president Sonia Gandhi and minister Smriti Irani of the Modi government. This is the first time such a debate has taken place in the House between the two. However, this debate is not part of the acts of the Chamber. Because this clash occurred after the postponement of the performances. Different things happen about who said what to whom. Senior Lok Sabha member and BJP president Rama Devi came back from the road at the exit and started asking him why his name was being dragged in this matter. He said that his party leader has insulted the President, for which AAP is asked to apologise. Meanwhile, Smriti Irani came between the two and started telling Sonia Gandhi that your name was not taken by her (Rama Devi) but by her (ie Smriti Irani). On this, Sonia Gandhi scolded him and said, “I am not talking to you, don’t talk to me.” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has alleged that Sonia Gandhi’s style was threatening. Later, Congress Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote a letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker alleging that BJP women MPs tried to assault Congress president Sonia Gandhi. This put their safety at risk.
Ask about Adhir Ranjan’s apology
When there was an uproar in Parliament over the tricolor declaration, Congress claimed that Adhir Ranjan has apologised, then this issue is raised in Parliament. A reporter asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi whether she would apologize to Adhir Ranjan. On this, Sonia Gandhi replied in a stern tone that she has apologised. In the interviews given to many television channels, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was nowhere to be seen apologizing. On the contrary, he was seen saying that he does not speak Hindi, he is Bengali. So he didn’t care what “national wife” meant. He slipped his tongue. They made a mistake. But he remained steadfast in not apologizing for this mistake. He said he would personally meet the president and discuss everything. If she is angry, she will apologize to him, but she will not apologize to the BJP. There is also the question of whether Ranjan had not apologised. So why did Sonia Gandhi say she has apologised?
Controversy increased by stubborn attitude of Congress?
From the Congress it is said that BJP has made this issue a sesame palm. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury himself has said that he realizes his mistake. He could have suppressed the matter by saying why apologize to the president for his mistake or silence. His intention was not to harm the president’s honor. That word came out of his mouth by mistake. For this, he apologizes unreservedly to the president, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was not going to spoil anything by saying this. That might have settled the whole issue. But repeatedly saying that there is a small error. Will you hang me for this mistake? His similar statements gave BJP a chance to escalate the matter. The BJP also did not fail to allege that the Congress is continuously out of power for the past 8 years, but the arrogance of its leaders is still not gone. Congress leaders are often accused of being in power for a long time because of their arrogance. That’s why he keeps insulting BJP leaders whenever he wants.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been targeted by Congress leaders
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury may have said the word wrongly, so he has been accused of insulting the President. But it is also true that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a constant target of Congress leaders. Congress leaders have been using objectionable words for Modi at different times. At a Congress rally in 2007, Sonia Gandhi called him a merchant of death. In 2013, after Narendra Modi was declared the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Mani Shankar Aiyar had told him at a Congress convention that he would sell tea at the Congress headquarters after the elections. In 2017, Rahul Gandhi had called Modi a runner of soldiers’ blood. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi directly gave the slogan ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’. In the party’s pre-election programme, Rahul Gandhi even called Prime Minister Modi a coward. Later, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that if a coward does not call himself a coward, how much more will be said.
Mani Shankar Aiyar called Vajpayee “useless” and Modi as low
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a different track record when it comes to slipping the tongue or rather violating the boundaries of language. At different times, he has used objectionable words about many great leaders. He had told PM Modi to be humble. He was then expelled from the party for 6 years. In 1998, he had said that Vajpayee is not worth it. In fact, in the 1998 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had given the slogan, “Layaq leader, stable government.” In the press conference held at the Congress headquarters, Mani Shankar Aiyar was asked about this slogan, he said that Vajpayee personally is a good person but he is an unworthy leader. However, Ajit Jogi, sitting nearby as a co-spokesman, whispered in his ear that you are wrong. Apologize for that. Mani Shankar Aiyar was adamant about not apologizing. There was a lot of fuss about it then. Finally, when a statement was issued on behalf of Congress late at night, that statement was retracted and an apology was issued.
PM Modi has also used objectionable words
It’s not just Congress leaders who slip their tongues. And he slips while talking about BJP leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also used objectionable words many times. Even before becoming PM and even after becoming PM. On the current controversy, the Congress recalls that Prime Minister Modi had once called Sonia Gandhi a “jersey cow”. He even once said that he doesn’t consider Sonia Gandhi a domestic worker and Rahul not even a driver. Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was described by Modi as a $50 million bride. Prime Minister Modi once compared former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to a country woman. It was once said in the house that only Dr. Saheb knows the art of bathing by putting on a raincoat in the bathroom. PM Modi mocked Congress leader Renuka Choudhary and compared her to Soorpanakha. There was a lot of uproar in Parliament over this too, Renuka Chaudhary even served a breach of privilege notice against the Prime Minister.
Vajpayee also made indecent comments against Subhadra Joshi
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was considered a skilled orator. He was famous for his eloquence and witty reply. He had once also made such indecent remarks against a woman Congress leader due to which he had to face defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. The thing is from 1962. Vajpayee contested the Lok Sabha elections from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress had fielded Subhadra Joshi, a Haryana resident, against him. Subhadra Joshi used to repeatedly tell the voters as a slogan that if she won the election, she would be at their service for twelve months in a year and thirty days in a month. When the campaign gained momentum, one day Atal Bihari Vajpayee mocked her and said, Subhadra ji says she will serve the voters thirty days in a month. I ask, how will you do it? For a few days a month, women are not fit to serve!’ Hurt by Vajpayee’s comments, Subhadra Joshi only said that her voters would not avenge her humiliation. Vajpayee had lost that election. Another thing is that in the next election, when he appeared before the voters again, he pardoned him and sent him to the Lok Sabha.
George Fernandes also made indecent comments about Sonia
Well-known socialist leader and convener of NDA George Fernandes had also once made a very indecent comment about Sonia Gandhi for which he was criticized a lot.Apart from this this woman has no other contribution to politics and development of India. On this objectionable remark of George Fernandes, the Congress had opened a front against him. Sunna Dez Nehru was against Gandhi family? During the UPA-II rule, he got very angry after seeing Sonia Gandhi’s photo at a program held at a Constitution Club. According to the report of that time, Joe Fernandes had fiercely reprimanded Sonia Gandhi to Nehru.
According to a report, George Fernandes, who was furious after seeing Sonia Gandhi’s photo, had said, I think a slave has done this work, no civilized man does this work, on what basis has it been imposed, in which country have people done? You bought what nehru family the family is looted this photo should be removed why bro? On what basis is it fair for what reason?
Sometimes a leader’s tongue slips, and sometimes a leader deliberately uses such words that make others feel exasperated. This trend has been going on for a long time in Indian politics. In this case, the leader of any party is not a milk wash. Whenever a party leader points a finger at another party, he himself has three fingers pointed at him. The question is when will our honorable leaders understand the limits and boundaries of language. When will the violation of the border be prohibited?