BJP MLA Sports ‘President Bindi’ As Bengal Assembly Sees Ruckus Over TMC Leader Akhil Giri’s Remarks On Murmu

BJP MLA Sports ‘President Bindi’ As Bengal Assembly Sees Ruckus Over TMC Leader Akhil Giri’s Remarks On Murmu

The drama over Bengal minister Akhilesh Giri’s remarks on President Droupadi Murmu doesn’t seem to be nearing an end anytime soon. On Monday, BJP’s Asansol MLA Agnimitra Paul tweeted a photo sporting a sticker with the President’s image under her bindi.

Today at RajBhawan all Bjp MLAs protested under the leadership of LOP @SuvenduWB against the derogatory statement of TMC minister Akhil Giri against Her Excellency Hon President @rashtrapatibhvn @MamataOfficial arrest him &expel your minister Or FACE THE WRATH OF THE PEOPLE pic.twitter.com/gLvlG0hXAF

— Agnimitra Paul BJP (@paulagnimitra1) November 21, 2022

President Murmu’s photo was printed on a map of India that Paul stuck under her bindi. The post was captioned: “The face of the fight of tribal women of India.” Earlier, in the day, West Bengal BJP MLAs staged a walkout from the assembly, demanding the immediate resignation of Akhil Giri from CM Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet. They also demanded his disqualification from the House for his comments on President Droupadi Murmu.

Her Excellency HON PRESIDENT OF INDIA Smt Draupadi MurmujiThe FACE of THE FIGHT OF TRIBAL WOMEN OF INDIAOur PRESIDENT 0ur [email protected] pic.twitter.com/GyP5vMGlu2

— Agnimitra Paul BJP (@paulagnimitra1) November 21, 2022

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A video of Akhil Giri, who is the Minister of State for Correctional Homes, went viral in which he commented on the looks of President Droupadi Murmu. The video caused massive outrage in the BJP. Head of the information & technology cell of the saffron party, Amit Malviya tweeted the video, calling Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee “anti-tribal”. 

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Akhil Giri, minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, insults the President, says, “We don’t care about looks. But how does your President look?”Mamata Banerjee has always been anti-Tribals, didn’t support President Murmu for the office and now this. Shameful level of discourse… pic.twitter.com/DwixV4I9Iw

— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 11, 2022

A day later, he tweeted the video of another event where the same minister is seen making similar comments about the President. 

Mamata Banerjee’s minister Akhil Giri is a repeat offender.Earlier, on 27th Oct also he made a similar disparaging comment against Smt Draupadi Murmu, President of India and Manoj Tigga, BJP Bengal’s Chief Whip in the Assembly, and a prominent Tribal leader.TMC hates Tribals. pic.twitter.com/fYBtp3xyIR

— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 12, 2022

Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee later had to apologise for Giri’s remark: “Akhil Giri has committed a mistake. I condemn his utterings and apologise on behalf of my party. My party has already apologized for it. I have great regard for the President. We’ve cautioned our MLA and if it happens in future then the party will take action,” she said.

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