Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, on Tuesday, sparked a fresh controversy after he used a derogatory slang against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the ongoing session of the Lok Sabha, calling all of its leaders “Ravan ki aulad”.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress in Lok Sabha: Aaj ye Mahatma Gandhi ko gaali dete hain. Ye ravan ke aulad hain. Ram ke pujari ka ye apmaan kar rahe hain. pic.twitter.com/Bg5JYLJmyN
— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2020
While addressing the Lok Sabha the foul-mouthed Congress leader said, “How can they utter such words for a man who not only greatly contributed towards the freedom struggle, but also spread the message of peace and non-violence in the entire world. Those who call Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha to be a drama are ‘Ravan Ki Aulad’ (Ravan’s child). They are abusing a worshipper of Lord Ram.”
Chowdhury was reacting to Karnataka BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde’s remark wherein he had said that the ‘Independence movement’ was ‘staged with the consent and support of the British’.
After Chowdhury’s made the remarks in Lok Sabha, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi retorted: “We, people of Bharatiya Janata Party, are the real Bhakts. We are the real followers of Mahatma Gandhi. These people are the followers of ‘nakli’ Gandhi like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.”
Meanwhile, Hegde said on Tuesday that he did not make any statement against Gandhi. “I own my statement made on Feb 1, 2020. I never made any reference to any political party or Mahatma Gandhi or anybody else, I was just trying to categorize freedom struggle.”
He further said: “The speech is in the public domain. If anyone wants to see, it is available online and on my website. I never said a word against Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru. I was just discussing our freedom struggle.”
According to ANI the issue of BJP MP Ananth Kumar Hegde’s remarks on Mahatma Gandhi has been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee for further action.
This unfitting behaviour displayed by the Congress leader in the Lok Sabha does not surprise anyone as this has become a habit with Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Speaking in the context of the NRC, Chowdhury had recently labelled Narendra Modi and Amit Shah as illegal immigrants.
Following the abrogation of Article 370, he kicked up a storm by questioning the government whether Article 370 and the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter. He questioned how can matters related to Jammu and Kashmir be ‘internal’ if it is being monitored by the UN since 1948. Earlier in June, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had likened Prime Minister Modi to a ‘gandi naali’.
More recently, in November, Chowdhury had used derogatory remarks against the European Parliament members who had recently visited Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation. He had said that the European delegation that visited Kashmir were all “kiraye ke tattu (hired hacks)”.