There has been an uproar over the controversial remarks of West Bengal minister Akhil Giri against the President of India, Draupadi Murmu. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has demanded Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take action against their minister. On Akhil Giri’s objectionable statement against President Draupadi Murmu, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Mamata’s minister has “deliberately” made a statement against President Murmu. Sarma also informed that tribals in the state have lodged an FIR against TMC leader Akhil Giri.
CM Himanta said, everyone thinks that he has given the statement intentionally. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should take action against him. Tribal people in Assam filed an FIR against him, but it is the responsibility of the Chief Minister of West Bengal. BJP MP Locket Chatterjee lodged a complaint against Giri at the North Avenue police station under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST Act and requested immediate action.
Locket Chatterjee questioned the silence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and asked her to publicly apologise. The BJP MP said that if action is not taken against Giri, the women and tribal communities of the country will unite and raise their voice. The BJP MP said, Akhil Giri is still a minister in Mamata Banerjee’s government and she should immediately sack him. It has been 48 hours and CM Mamta is silent on this. He should come forward and give a statement, otherwise women and tribal communities across the country will raise their voice.