In the eye of a political storm over his “Rashtrapatni” remark for President Droupadi Murmu, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress leader in Lok Sabha, wrote to her Friday, apologising for having “mistakenly” used what he said was an “incorrect word” to describe the position she holds. He maintained it was a “slip of the tongue”.
Sources said Chowdhury had sought an audience with the President to express regret and provide an explanation in person. He waited all day but did not get an appointment, and he wrote to her thereafter.
In his letter to the President, Chowdhury said, “I am writing to express my regret for having mistakenly used an incorrect word to describe the position you hold. I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologize and request you to accept the same.”