Bhubaneswar: A day after Congress leader Ajoy Kumar’s defamatory comment against NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu, the BJP protested across Odisha and other tribal-dominated states on Thursday.
The Bhubaneswar district unit of the BJP took out a protest rally from the party’s state headquarters to Ram Mandir against the issue. The state unit’s legislators also raised the issue in the House on Thursday and targeted Congress. Sambalpur BJP unit also protested over this issue.
As per reports, former Lok Sabha Member and Congress leader, Ajoy Kumar had said, “Draupadi Murmu is a decent person but she represents a very evil philosophy of India. We should not make Draupadi Murmu ji the symbol of Adivasis. Ram Nath Kovind is the President and Hathras happened, did he say a word? The condition of Scheduled Caste has become worse.”
The BJP said that comment has sparked anger among the tribals.
On Thursday in a tweet, national in-charge of BJP Information and Technology Department, Amit Malviya said, “Congress spokesperson Dr Ajoy Kumar’s atrocious comment against NDA’s Presidential nominee Smt Draupadi Murmu has sparked anger among the tribals. Today, BJP is holding massive protests across Odisha, Jharkhand, and other prominent tribal majority areas.”
Meanwhile, senior BJD leader Debi Mishra also condemned the statements made by Congress leader Ajoy Kumar but urged both the BJP and the Congress to cooperate for a peaceful ambience in the Assembly proceedings.
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