NCW Summons Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Over His Remark Against President Droupadi Murmu
The National Commission for Women has issued summons to Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury seeking a written explanation for his remarks against President Droupadi Murmu, calling her "Rashtrapatni".
The Chairperson of NCW condemned the words used by Adhir Chowdhury and termed it an attempt to humiliate the President.
In a press note issued by the NCW, the Commission has said that the remarks are derogatory, sexist, and condemnable.
The NCW and 13 state commissions for women issued a joint statement, saying that his remark on President was deeply insulting.
"The National Commission for Women along with Chairpersons and other senior officials of different state commission for women has jointly condemned the objectionable remarks made by MP Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury against the Hon'ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu.", the press note issued by NCW read.
Taking suo moto cognizance, NCW has asked Adhir Chowdhury to appear before the Commission in person and the hearing has been scheduled for 3rd August.
"NCW has sent a notice to Shri Chowdhury to appear before the Commission in person and to tender a written explanation for his remarks. The hearing has been scheduled for August 3rd, Wednesday at 11:30 A.M.", the press note read further.
As per the press note, the Commission has also written to Sonia Gandhi to intervene in the matter and to take appropriate action against him for his remark.