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Akhil Giri repeat offender, Mamata Banerjee didn’t reprimand him: BJP after Bengal CM's apology Mamata Banerjee
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Akhil Giri repeat offender, Mamata Banerjee didn’t reprimand him: BJP after Bengal CM's apology

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Nov 2022, 11:29 pm

New DelhiKolkata/IBNS: Hours after Mamata Banerjee Monday condemned and apologised for the comment made by State Minister for Prisons Akhil Giri against Indian President Droupadi Murmu, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the West Bengal Chief Minister for not reprimanding him.

"Akhil Giri is a repeat offender. He insulted the President on 27th Oct, Mamata Banerjee didn’t reprimand him. An emboldened Giri body shamed the President again. This time there was massive outrage," BJP spokesperson Amit Malviya said.

"Mamata Banerjee couldn’t afford to ignore and hence the reluctant censure. Shame," he said.

Banerjee said her Trinamool Congress does not support such a remark.

"Somebody has committed a mistake and we are opposing it, we aren't supporting it," she said.

"I condemn the utterings of my MLA. I am really sorry for that and I apologise as well," Banerjee said.

"What Akhil has done is wrong. We don't support such a remark," she said.

"She (President Murmu) is a highly respected lady and I personally like her a lot. She is a very nice lady," she said.

"A person should be beautiful from inside," Mamata Banerjee said.

West Bengal Minister Akhil Giri on Friday made a controversial remark on President Droupadi Murmu commenting on her "look", prompting the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to slam the ruling Trinamool Congress.

In a 10-odd-second video clip (not verified by India Blooms) which went viral on social media, Giri, the junior minister for correctional homes, said, "They (BJP) said that I am not good-looking. We don't judge anyone by their appearance.

"We respect the office of the President (of India). But how does our President look?"

The minister made the remark in presence of TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh.