Apology letter to Madam President from Congress MP

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apologises to President Murmu for ‘rashtrapatni’ remark

In a letter addressed to the President, he wrote: “I am writing to express my regret for having mistakenly used an incorrect word to describe the position you hold. I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to accept the same.” Chowdhury was heard referring to the President as “Rashtrapatni” in a video clip, the BJP ministers Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha and Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha on Thursday protested and sought an apology from both Chowdhury and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman said calling the President “Rashtrapatni” was a “sexist insult” because “Rasthrapati is a gender agnostic word”