“All this is done to disrupt the unity of the country. They are trying to make fun of the people who don't know English. We didn't expect this kind of behavior from such a senior minister of the country, who is also in the race to be next Prime Minister. I think that he should apologise to everyone for this kind behviour. He not only insulted a senior bureaucrat but he also insulted the whole Bihar State.”
BJP's MP Sanjay Paswan said, “This is grossly abusive that an Indian minister had said this. If the senior minister doesn't know Hindi that a very serious issue. We have sympathy with the bureaucrat who was insulted, and we condemned this behavior of Chidambaram.
CPM's MP and Polit Bureau member Vrinda Karat termed the incident as unfortunate.
“ I don't want to comment on this issue, but I must say what has happened is very unfortunate, and this should not have taken place”.