Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday rejected the declare by Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury that he sat on Rabindranath Tagore’s chair throughout his go to to Visva Bharati. He mentioned the vice-chancellor of Visva Bharati has additionally clarified that no such incident happened.
“I’ve a letter from Visva Bharati vice-chancellor the place I’ve sought clarification from him and inform me after analyzing the pictures and movies whether or not I sat there or not. He has very clearly said that nothing of this type has occurred. The reference to the place I sat is a window and anybody can sit there,” Shah mentioned within the Lok Sabha.
Rejecting the cost, Shah took a swipe on the Congress social gathering and mentioned former president of the nation, (one other former president) Pranab Mukherjee, (former prime minister) Rajiv Gandhi…and even I sat there (window)”.
“And when Bangladesh’s Prime Minister paid a go to, she additionally sat on the similar place and penned her feedback,” Shah mentioned.
Chowdhury had on Monday claimed within the Home that Shah throughout his go to to Shantiniketan sat on Tagore’s chair.
Shah suggested members to “confirm the info” earlier than talking in the home. He mentioned it hurts the dignity of the home if one thing lifted from the social media is said right here, including the member who made the remarks dedicated the error because of the background of his social gathering.
“I didn’t sit there. However Jawaharlal Nehru sat on the identical seat the place Tagore used to take a seat. That is on file and the second is of Rajiv Gandhi who’s sitting on Tagore’s couch having tea,” Shah mentioned with images to assist his rebuttal.