Adhir Ranjan apologises for making derogatory remark against PM Modi
New Delhi : Veteran Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, who had made derogatory remarks against PM Narendra Modi during his first Lok Sabha speech, has apologised for his words claiming lack of familiarity with the Hindi.
Taken a cue from BJP leader Pratap Chandra Sarangi's comparison of Modi with Swami Vivekanand, he had used a common Hindi expression to say that Sarangi had "crossed the limit of praise", the reference was as inappropriate as comparing 'holy river Ganga' to drainage.
As Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi taunted Congress by saying "India is Indira, Indira is India" slogan, Chowdhary raised remarks against BJP, resulting in angry protest.
Later, Adhir Ranjan apologised saying his intention was not to insult Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"It is a misunderstanding, I didn’t say ‘naali’. If PM Modi is upset with it, I am sorry. I had no intention to hurt him. My Hindi is not good. By ‘naali’, I meant channel and not sewer. I apologise if the nation feels that I have disrespected the PM," he said.