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Mamata Banerjee Apologises For Trinamool Minister’s Comments On President

West Bengal BJP MLAs marched to the Raj Bhavan this afternoon in protest against the distasteful comments by Trinamool minister Akhil Giri on the President of India.

Kolkata: 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today condemned and apologised for her minister’s comments on President Droupadi Murmu. Saying it is not in her party’s culture to make personal comments, she added the MLA has been cautioned over his comments and her party has also apologised.

“We respect the President a lot. She is a very sweet lady, I apologise for the comments,” Ms Banerjee said, adding that “Akhil (Giri) has done something wrong; I condemn the comments and I apologise.

“Beauty is not about how you look, it is about how you are from the inside,” she added.

West Bengal BJP MLAs marched to the Raj Bhavan this afternoon in protest against the distasteful comments by Trinamool minister Akhil Giri on the President of India. The BJP MLAs were heard singing songs and were led by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari.

Speaking to reporters, Suvendu Adhikari said, “Even 72 hours after his comments, the Chief Minister has not recommended his sacking to the Governor, and she has not even asked him to resign. We had emailed the Governor on Saturday. We have come to the Raj Bhavan with a demand. This is not an appeal. There is enough scope in the Constitution for him to advise the Chief Minister to sack the minister, whether he is in Delhi, Imphal, or Chennai. How he does it is his matter.”

“We have written this here. We have not come to the Raj Bhavan to have tea with his Secretary. Our message needs to reach the Governor and that is why we came here to say this,” he added.

After the video clip of his comments went viral, Mr Giri had apologised for making such a remark.

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