‘How does our President look?’: Controversial remarks against President

India: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal minister Akhil Giri has landed himself in a controversy after he made questionable remarks about President Droupadi Murmu. Giri was taking a dig at BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in a public rally in Nandigram. Akhil Giri was responding to an incident that occurred at the BJP leader Suvendhu Adhikari’s Nandigram rally.

According to reports, Giri said, “He ( Suvendu Adhikari) says I am not good-looking. How beautiful you are! We don`t judge anyone by their appearance, we respect the office of the President (of India). But how does our President look?”

“He (Suvendu) calls me half-pant minister. If I am half a pant minister, then what was your father? Underwear minister? I don`t have any minister above me in my department. But your father had. What does a person wear under half-pants? (laugh) Then your father is a negti minister (underwear minister). He tells girls “don`t touch my body”. What will happen if girls touch your body? Suvendu is waiting for the police to arrest him. He asks the police to arrest him. Then he tells women police officers ‘don’t touch my body`,” said the West Bengal Minister.

The President hails from the Tribal community. She is the first tribal President of India and the country`s second female President. The BJP has condemned the statement of the Bengal minister and called Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party “anti-tribal”.”