Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury compares Narendra Modi with a dirty drain, later apologizes

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha leader of the Congress party Adhir Ranjan Choudhury stoked a controversy when he allegedly likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a Gandi Naali (dirty drain) while speaking in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

In fact, BJP MP Pratap Singh Sarangi praised Modi during the presentation of a vote of thanks. Choudhary got angry at this. On the comparison of Swami Vivekananda and Narendra Modi, he said ‘Kahan Maa Ganga, Kahan Gandi Naali’ (There is no comparison between Ma Ganga and dirty drain) to support that there is no comparison between Swami Vivekananda and Narendra Modi.

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said that the disputed part of the statement will be excluded from the proceedings of the House. As Choudhary’s statement snowballed into a controversy, he said that his statement had been misinterpreted. “I apologize if someone’s feelings have been hurt,” he said.

Earlier, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary said that the government had been sitting on the issues like water crisis and the death of children in Bihar. He said Pratap Singh is a good MP and good speaker. Being the Prime Minister, I respect Narendra Modi. But, Sarangi and other people have started worshipping him now, he said.