TMC leader Akhil Giri has now been under fire after he was caught on camera commenting on President Draupadi Murmu's looks while addressing an animated crowd in Nandigram.
The video has gone viral and sparked outrage, even drawing severe condemnation from the BJP.
The reports suggest that while the minister was, in fact, saying that Trinamool does not judge people by their looks but then cited the example of President Droupadi Murmu.
The BJP hits out at TMC leader, while saying that when he made those comments, women welfare department minister of Mamata Banerjee's cabinet Shashi Panka was also there.
This has all started while Akhil Giri was calling out opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari following an incident of unrest in Adhikari's Nandigram constituency over the Martyrs' Day event.
Later on, Akhil Giri dragged President Droupadi Murmu without naming her as he said Trinamool does not judge people by their looks.
These were his remarks:
"He (Suvendu Adhikari) says I (Akhil Giri) am not good-looking. How beautiful he is! We don't judge people by their looks. We respect the chair of your President. How does your Rashtrapati look?" Akhil Giri said.
Giri is not the first leader who was caught on camera with such loutish behaviour, earlier, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury created a row after calling Droupadi Murmu 'Rashtrapatni'. Congress' Udit Raj too invited trouble as he accused the President of 'sycophancy'. Both the leaders later apologised for their remarks.