Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday made it clear in the Lok Sabha that he did not sit on the chair of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore during his visit to West Bengal and that Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary ( The comment made on Monday by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury) is not true, which should be removed from the record. Shah said that yesterday (Monday) the Congress leader (Adhir Ranjan Choudhary) had said that I sat on the chair of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore in West Bengal. The Home Minister said that I did not want to interrupt at that time, but which is not true, should not be on the record of the House.
The senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that he has a letter from the Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati, in which he has clarified that such an incident did not happen. He said that there is a window where there is a seating arrangement for everyone, there is a picture. At that place the former President of India is sitting, Pranab Mukherjee is sitting, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was sitting. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh was also sitting there. The Home Minister said that before saying anything, facts should be examined and social media talk should not be mentioned without investigation.
Shah said that but I do not see his fault in this, he has the same background as his party, because of that he made a mistake. He said that I did not sit in that chair, but I have two photographs, in one of which Jawaharlal Nehru is sitting on the chair where Tagore used to sit. The second photo is of Rajiv Gandhi … in which he is seated on the couch of Tagore Sahab. Shah also referred to a comment by Chaudhary in relation to BJP President JP Nadda, saying that what is not in the House should not be mentioned. He said that as Chaudhary said, Nadda did not say so. If it is, keep it on record.
Actually, Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, while participating in the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address on Monday, said that we have to say that BJP leader Amit Shah, BJP President Nadda ji is going to Bengal, because there Elections are coming. He claimed that he was going to Ravindra Nath Tagore’s Shanti Niketan, saying that he (Tagore) was born here. Strange thing is … first read that he was not born here and you are saying that he was born here. We feel bad because there are so many party presidents. Chaudhary had also said that Amit Shah goes and sits in the chair of Ravindra Nath Tagore. This leads to disrespect.