New Delhi: Congress leader Udit Raj on Thursday lands into trouble for his “Chamchagiri” remarks against President Murmu leading to an intervention by the National Commission for Woman (NCW).
The NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma slammed Udit Raj for his statement citing “derogatory and insulting” and also asked him to appologise to the President.
Highly objectionable statement against the Supreme power of the country and a woman who with her sheer hard work reached at this position. @Dr_Uditraj must apologise for his derogatory and insulting statement. @NCWIndia is sending him a notice. https://t.co/wXnEgoC8Av
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) October 6, 2022
On Wednesday, the Congress leader had wrote on Twitter, “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 life by eating salt yourself, you will know.”
द्रौपदी मुर्मू जी जैसा राष्ट्रपति किसी देश को न मिले। चमचागिरी की भी हद्द है । कहती हैं 70% लोग गुजरात का नमक खाते हैं । खुद नमक खाकर ज़िंदगी जिएँ तो पता लगेगा।
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) October 5, 2022
After which, Udit Raj has been severely criticised by several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including Sambit Patra who accused the Congress of having “anti-tribal mindset”.
Meanwhile, the Congress leader clarified that the statement represents his personal views which do not belong to Congress.
He wrote on Twitter, “My statement is personal for Draupadi Murmu ji, not of Congress party. They made Murmu ji a candidate and asked for votes in the name of Adivasi. Is she not an Adivasi after becoming the President?”
“If she is the President of the country, then also the representative of the tribals. It pains when people go to the post in the name of SC/ST and then keep quiet,” added Udit Raj.
मेरा बयान द्रोपदी मुर्मू जी के लिऐ निजी है,कांग्रेस पार्टी का नही है।मुर्मू जी को उम्मीदवार बनाया व वोट मांगा आदीवासी के नाम से।राष्ट्रपति बनने से क्या आदिवासी नही रहीं? देश की राष्ट्रपती हैं तो आदिवासी की प्रतिनिधि भी। रोना आता है जब एससी/एसटी के नाम से पद पर जाते हैं फिर चुप।
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) October 6, 2022