NCW president Rekha Sharma slammed Udit Raj for his statement citing “derogatory and insulting” and also asked him to apologize to the president.
Very objectionable statement against the supreme power of the country and a woman who with her great work reached this position. @Dr_Uditraj he must apologize for his derogatory and insulting statement. @NCWIndia sends you a warning. https://t.co/wXnEgoC8Av
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) October 6, 2022
On Wednesday, the Congress leader had tweeted, “No country should have a president like Draupadi Murmu ji. Chamchagiri also has its limits. It is said that 70% people eat Gujarat salt. If you live life eating come out yourself, you’ll know.”
द्रौपदी मुरमू जी जी जी जी शास्त्रपरमू जी जी जी द्रष्ट्रपररपत्रपरमु निनि नथश नि नथ चमचागीरी की भी हद्द है । They say 70% लोग गुजर्जत का नमक खाते है खुद नमक खाकर जिंडगी जियेज तो पाता लागेगी
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) October 5, 2022
Following this, Udit Raj has been severely criticized by several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Sambit Patra, who accused the Congress of having an “anti-tribal mindset”.
Meanwhile, the Congress leader clarified that the statement represents his personal views which do not belong to the Congress.
He wrote on Twitter, “My statement is personal of Draupadi Murmu ji, not of Congress party. They nominated Murmu ji and asked for votes in the name of Adivasi. Isn’t she an Adivasi after becoming president?”
“If she is the president of the country, she is also the representative of the tribals. It hurts when people go to office in the name of SC/ST and then keep quiet,” added Udit Raj.
मेरा बायान द्रोपदी मुरमु जी के लिय है है है है है है, चंगर्स pargratti का नही है. मुर्मू जी को अंद्द्वादी बानाय व वोट मास्रेका कासी के नाम से. जब Sc/ST के नाम से पब राससी ST
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) October 6, 2022