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BJP goes ballistic, calls Udit comment on Murmu ‘anti-tribal’

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BJP goes ballistic, calls Udit remark on Murmu ‘anti-tribal’

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NEW DELHI: Going ballistic towards the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday slammed the Congress management for selling “anti-tribal” mindset amongst its leaders after a “derogatory tweet regarding President Droupadi Murmu” was made on Wednesday.

Congress chief Udit Raj on Wednesday had tweeted in Hindi (translated right here): “No country should get a President like Draupadi Murmu ji. ‘Chamchagiri’ also has its limits. It is said that 70% of people eat salt from Gujarat. If you live eating salt yourself, you will know.”  The tweet drew sharp reactions from ruling BJP terming the tweet a ‘reflection’ of ‘anti-tribal mindset’ of Congress. However, Udit Raj later clarified that his assertion was of his personal and it has nothing to do with the Congress.

Taking a dig on the Congress, BJP chief and senior spokesperson Sambit Patra mentioned: “Words used for President Murmu by Congress leader Udit Raj worrisome and unfortunate. This reflects the anti-tribal mindset of Congress leaders”. Patra additional lashed out on the Congress, accusing the celebration of permitting its leaders to  often move such objectionable and derogatory statements. “The Congress leadership should take action against those leaders and should tender an apology,” Patra demanded.

 Prem Shukla, one other senior BJP chief and celebration spokesperson, additionally slammed the Congress saying that earlier, Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Choudhary and Ajay Kumar had made derogatory remarks additionally. “The Congress leadership is promoting anti-tribal mindset among its leadership. The people belonging to ST community will give a befitting reply to the Congress,” Shukla alleged.

Shehzad Poonawalla, one other BJP spokesperson, additionally went hammer and tongs towards the Congress over Udit Raj’s assertion. “The Congress is ‘insulting’ India’s first tribal woman President by allowing such derogatory statements by its leaders. The nation will not forgive the Congress,” he alleged. He demanded fast expulsion of Udit Raj from the Congress.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women additionally issued summon to Udit Raj for his objectionable assertion.  NCW chairman Rekha Sharma termed the assertion ‘highly objectionable’ towards Supreme Authority.

NEW DELHI: Going ballistic towards the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday slammed the Congress management for selling “anti-tribal” mindset amongst its leaders after a “derogatory tweet regarding President Droupadi Murmu” was made on Wednesday.

Congress chief Udit Raj on Wednesday had tweeted in Hindi (translated right here): “No country should get a President like Draupadi Murmu ji. ‘Chamchagiri’ also has its limits. It is said that 70% of people eat salt from Gujarat. If you live eating salt yourself, you will know.”  The tweet drew sharp reactions from ruling BJP terming the tweet a ‘reflection’ of ‘anti-tribal mindset’ of Congress. However, Udit Raj later clarified that his assertion was of his personal and it has nothing to do with the Congress.

Taking a dig on the Congress, BJP chief and senior spokesperson Sambit Patra mentioned: “Words used for President Murmu by Congress leader Udit Raj worrisome and unfortunate. This reflects the anti-tribal mindset of Congress leaders”. Patra additional lashed out on the Congress, accusing the celebration of permitting its leaders to  often move such objectionable and derogatory statements. “The Congress leadership should take action against those leaders and should tender an apology,” Patra demanded.

 Prem Shukla, one other senior BJP chief and celebration spokesperson, additionally slammed the Congress saying that earlier, Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Choudhary and Ajay Kumar had made derogatory remarks additionally. “The Congress leadership is promoting anti-tribal mindset among its leadership. The people belonging to ST community will give a befitting reply to the Congress,” Shukla alleged.

Shehzad Poonawalla, one other BJP spokesperson, additionally went hammer and tongs towards the Congress over Udit Raj’s assertion. “The Congress is ‘insulting’ India’s first tribal woman President by allowing such derogatory statements by its leaders. The nation will not forgive the Congress,” he alleged. He demanded fast expulsion of Udit Raj from the Congress.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women additionally issued summon to Udit Raj for his objectionable assertion.  NCW chairman Rekha Sharma termed the assertion ‘highly objectionable’ towards Supreme Authority.