New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice to veteran Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for using the term 'Rashtrapatni' for president-elect Draupadi Murmu. On the controversy covering the 'Rashtrapatni', the NCW has issued this notice to Adhir Ranjan to appear personally and give a written explanation for his remarks. The matter will come up for hearing on August 3 at 11:30 am.
National Commission for women @ncwIndia and all the State Commissions for women who were present in quarterly meeting at Visakhapatnam today condemned the derogatory and sexist remark made by @adhirrcinc against Honorable President of India. @ncwIndia is sending him summons. pic.twitter.com/sM2U1uiN2N— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) July 28, 2022
According to information, the NCW and 12 state women's commissions have criticised Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in the Lok Sabha on Thursday (July 28, 2022) for calling President Draupadi Murmu the 'Rashtrapatni'. The Women's Commission has said that the Congress leader's remarks are highly derogatory and sexist. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma tweeted, "The national commission for women and the 12 state women commission women present at the Visakhapatnam meeting have condemned the derogatory and sexist remarks made by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for the President of India. The National Commission for Women is summoning him.''
Among those who summoned Adhir Ranjan are the 12 State Commissions for Women including those from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. Sharma has also tagged a joint statement with his post. The BJP also strongly protested in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's statement on the President. The BJP said the Congress is anti-tribal and anti-poor, anti-women. BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani has termed it as an insult to the country. Smriti Irani said that ever since Draupadi Murmu's name has been announced as the presidential candidate. Since then, Draupadi Murmu has been falling prey to the congress' hatred and ridicule. Even after being elected as president, the attacks on her are not stopping.