Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday took a dig at NDA’s presidential decide Droupadi Murmu, saying they do not need a statue within the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“We don’t want any statue in Rashtrapati Bhavan, we are electing the president. You must have always heard Yashwant Sinha but we have never heard the voice of the presidential candidate of the ruling party,” Mr Yadav stated.
He stated that Droupadi Murmu has not held a single press convention after being chosen because the NDA’s candidate for Monday’s presidential elections.
“I don’t think even you have heard her,” the RJD chief requested the reporters.
The RJD has already introduced its assist for Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition candidate for the presidential ballot. The Left and Congress in Bihar have additionally prolonged their assist to him.
RJD’s ally Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), nevertheless, stated it is going to again Ms Murmu within the election.
Tejashwi Yadav’s feedback got here days after Congress chief Ajoy Kumar stirred an argument together with his remarks towards Ms Murmu.
Ajoy Kumar on Tuesday stated that the NDA’s presidential candidate represents a “very evil philosophy of India” and shouldn’t be made a “symbol of Adivasi”.
“It’s not about Droupadi Murmu. Yashwant Sinha is also a good candidate and Ms Murmu is also a decent person. But she represents a very evil philosophy of India. We should not make her a symbol of ‘Adivasi’. We have President Ram Nath Kovind, Hathras happened. Has he said a word? The condition of Scheduled Castes has become worse,” Mr Kumar stated.
Ajoy Kumar, nevertheless, alleged that the video during which he’s seen making controversial remarks towards Ms Murmu was fabricated. The video was shared on Twitter by BJP’s Amit Malviya.
Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal condemned Tejashwi Yadav’s remarks and stated that they expose his “anti-tribal” and “anti-woman” mindset.
BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla additionally slammed the 2 leaders for his or her remarks towards Ms Murmu and stated they’ve insulted your entire Adivasi group.
“Congress labels Murmu ji as “evil”.. Puducherry Cong labels her “dummy” & now RJD calls her “statue/murti”. Such despicable adivasi virodhi comments to insult someone poised to be India’s first woman Adivasi President!,” he tweeted .
Don’t need a statue in President House’: Tejashwi Yadav
Congress labels Murmu ji as “evil”.. Puducherry Cong labels her “dummy” & now RJD calls her “statue/murti”
Such despicable adivasi virodhi feedback to insult somebody poised to be India’s first lady Adivasi President! pic.twitter.com/4QGy02AU1p
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) July 17, 2022
The presidential elections will probably be held on Monday and the counting of votes will happen on Thursday.