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Police should be friend not terror, says President Murmu

I had the opportunity to hear Dr Abdul Kalam a few times and I shall never forget the experience of listening to him. Entire journalist fraternity would hear him spell bound. Usually, we journalists take out our pad and pen to take notes as soon press conference starts rolling. While covering Dr Kalam, it was the other way round as he would take to mic and requested all to listen to him, “Don’t take notes, listen to me… If you don’t hear me then you will miss the mood… The press note will reach you before you reach your respective offices…”. What an inspiring speech it used to be, he could transform the brooding atmosphere into a ‘happening’ one…

Another President, it was simply inspiring listening to her. I am talking of President Draupadi Murmu.

Today, I was honestly impressed listening to President Draupadi Murmu who is in Telangana on a five-day state visit. She has a hectic schedule and will attend numerous press conferences, events, inaugurations, and unveiling projects. On Tuesday, she addressed young police officers at an event in Telangana.

“I wish I was born in this era where you have so much freedom to explore and reach your goals. I feel happy to see young girls joining the force and working for the betterment of the society”, were the opening words of the President who not only has seen very hard days as being someone from the scheduled tribe was not easy in a society of the affluents, but had peeved her way to reach her goals. President Murmu touched a few very important issues which should act as an inspiration for these young officers. “I want you all to remove the scare quotient that on average people have on listening the name of police, be people’s friend not terror, said President Murmu.

“I know you all have a bright future and the country is in safe hands. Tomorrow, when you turn senior, you will be DGP, Comissioner etc. Try to inculcate these qualities in you as you will be an inspiration for your juniors. Ensure police dosen’t become terror and people think many a times to approach you but you should be able to interact with people, they should be able to talk to you, were the inspiring of President Murmu who reiterated that crimes against women should stop in the society.

Mamata Banerjee says “sorry” over filthy remark against President Murmu

Trinamool Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeks apology for her minister Akhi Giri’s filthy remark question the looks of President Draupadi Murmu. Finally, Trinamool has officially says sorry for the shameful remark that ashamed not only the party but also entire country as President is also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces. Such remark actually insults India.

Speaking from Nabanna (West Bengal Secretariat), “We all respect the President and she is a highly respected lady. It was not right for Giri to make comments against her. We don’t support his opinion and he has been warned against repeating such things. If it happens in the future, the party will take action.”. Banerjee added, “I personally respect her (Murmu) very much. I believe beauty doesn’t depend on colour or appearance. It lies inside. She is a very sweet lady. I like her very much. Giri has done wrong. I condemn what the MLA has said”.

This incident has once again raised a big question on regular usage of filthy remarks or hate speech among politicians.

However, the man in the centre of controversy, Akhil Giri has already apologized. He said, “I didn’t mean to disrespect the honourable President. I was replying to what BJP leaders said while verbally attacking me. Every day I am verbally attacked for my looks. If someone thinks I have disrespected the President, then it is wrong. I apologise for making such a remark. I have immense respect for the President of our country”.

Disgrace on Trinamool! Aunt-nephew silent on Akhil Giri’s sexiest remark on President Murmu, BJP takes the matter to NCW

Cat-fights or brick-bating is nothing new between political parties especially opposition hurling allegations at the ruling party and ruling party in return would counter the allegations. Blame game too has been the cult in politics but off-late things are really turning scary. Some in the opposition make filthy passes and gestures even at the highest offices. In a recent incident has been reported from West Bengal where Trinamool state fisheries minister Akhil Giri has churned fresh controversy by making passes at President Draupadi Murmu.

On Friday, Giri during a rally in Nandigram, made a filthy pass at President Draupadi Murmu. He while attacking Leader of Opposition Subhendu Adhikary, suddenly attacked President Murmu and questioned her looks. This Trinamool leader did not stop here but waited for the crowd to laugh on his filthy remarks. Worst of all, two senior Trinamool leaders – Shashi Panja (also a cabinet minister and spokesperson of the party) and party spokesperson Kunal Ghosh were present when Giri was making the pass. On a popular television news channel in the evening Panja on one hand said it’s not party’s opinion but immediately tried to shield the filthy Trinamool leader by saying nobody shouts when Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls mamata Banerjee “Didi … O Didi…” However, she totally forgot Banerjee insulting the chair of Prime Minister during the Assembly campaigning. She had even said when PM Modi comes to Bengal she would give him stone chips to eat.

Taking the issue seriously, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded an explanation from Giri and Trinamool. The party condemned Akhil Giri’s derogatory comments. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda also demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tender a public apology for Giri’s comments and clarify that at whose behest he made such “unfortunate” and “indecent” remarks.

Munda, a tribal leader like Murmu, said Giri had insulted the country and claimed that his statement exposed the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress which has been “exploiting” the tribal population.

The issue has been raised with the National Commission for Women (NCW). However, not a single word was heard from Trinamool Supremo Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Chief Minister. Is this also a “choto ghotona” (petty incident), “sajano ghotona” (concocted incident), and “bohiragoto der kaaj” (outsider’s work) ? The three cult expressions of her and her party members.

President Murmu attends Queen’s funeral in London, pays rich tributes

President Droupadi Murmu who arrived in London on Saturday evening to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II attended the funeral ceremony of the Queen who reigned for nearly 70-years. Indeed an eventful career as a monarch. She had witnessed numerous developments including her share of controversies.

President Murmu was also invited to the reception for world leaders hosted at Buckingham Palace by King Charles III that took place on Sunday. However, the UK has opted to invite ambassadors, not heads of state, from several countries – Iran, Nicaragua and North Korea.

Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer residence of Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, is lying-in-state at Westminster Hall before the funeral at Westminster Abbey on the morning of September 19.

Westminster Abbey has space for around 2,000 people, and around 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries and their partners are expected to attend. Large number of people in UK had gathered in front of the Westminster Abbey to bid farewell to their favourite Queen.