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TMC slams Minister Akhil Giri over “objectionable” remarks against Prez Murmu, calls it “Irresponsible”

TMC Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev also slammed Akhil Giri for his remark and said that such comments do not reflect the inclusive politics of the AITC.

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The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Saturday distanced itself from its minister Akhil Giri for his remarks against the President of India Droupadi Murmu.

Slamming Akhil Giri for his remark and calling such comments against the inclusive politics of the AITC, the party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev said, “It is extremely unfortunate when such irresponsible remarks are made about the highest constitutional post. Such comments about looks etc. are in such bad taste & definitely do not reflect the inclusive politics of @AITCofficial. We believe in mutual respect for all,” in a tweet.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed Akhil Giri for his remark and called TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and TMC ‘anti-tribal’.

“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,” BJP West Bengal said in a tweet.

Later on Saturday, TMC minister Akhil Giri said that he was sorry and regretful about what he said. “I said, President. Didn’t take anyone’s name. If the President of India feels insulted about it, then am sorry and regret what I said,” said Giri while speaking to the media.

(With Inputs from ANI)