Indian politicians never fail to amuse us with their sometimes witty but sometimes bizarre remarks. Many such remarks have made to media headlines and are hard to comprehend. Let us take a look at some funny statements given by politicians.
For its 2019 election campaign , Congress chose the slogan ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ coined by the party president Rahul Gandhi. He chose it to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Modi has often referred to himself as a “chowkidar” (watchman) of the nation and that he would not allow any corruption in the country. Rahul’s slogan got very popular on social media and was the target of many memes.
BJP MP Vinay Katiyar initiated a controversy when he commented that there are many star campaigners prettier than Priyanka Gandhi. Vinay Katiyar’s comment created quite a stir on social media.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb stated that internet existed during the time of Mahabharata. He said, “Many may decline the fact, but if the internet was not there, how Sanjay, could see the war in Kurukshetra and describe it to Dhritarashtra? It means the internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time.” His statement caused quite a stir in the media.
Senior leader Sharad Yadav made a remark on BJP leader Vasundhara Raje stating, that she has become fat and tired, she should take some rest. He said, ‘’Aur ye Vasundhara, isko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hai. Bahut moti ho gayi hai… Pehle patli thi… Hamare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai. Isko kaho ki aaram kare .”
In 2013, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh commented on Rahul Gandhi’s aide Meenakshi Ranjan saying that she is a ‘Tunch Maal’ which translates to a desirable object. Hi exact words, while referring to Meenakshi, were ,” Gandhiwadi hain, saral hain, imaandar hain. Sabke paas jaati hain, gaon gaon jaati hain. Rajneetigyon ko thodi si baat me pata chal jaata hai ki kaun farzi hai, kaun sahi hai. Main purana jauhri hoon, ye 100% tunch maal hai.“