Political controversies in India are not strange to us. Every politicians aspires to get media’s attention. Hence, creating a controversy with an ill-thought out utterance or with a controversial social media post they often create a buzz.
Here’s the top five controversial statements in Indian politics:
It took you 17 years to understand her true face. But I realised in 17 days… that she wears khakhi underwear.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan showed made a controversial sexist statement in 2019, when he spoke about Jaya Prada at an election rally.
Dismissing his former aide, who had joined Bharatiya Janata Party before polls, Khan said he always knew Jaya wore ‘khaki underwear’, a reference to RSS.
“What is the difference between you and me? People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and the people of India. It took you 17 years to understand her true face. But I realised in 17 days… that she wears khakhi underwear,” he had said.
Fate is like rape if you can’t resist it then try to enjoy it.
Kerala MP Hibi Eden’s wife and a journalist, Anna Linda Eden courted controversy with a Facebook post in which she likened rape to ‘fate’ and said that if one can’t resist it, they might as well enjoy it.
The comment drew the ire of several netizens, following which Anna pulled the post down.
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?
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has stayed in the news for his remarks on subjects ranging from employment crisis to the possibility of technology in the mythical past.
In 2018, Biplab had 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.”
Incidents like these (rapes) can be stopped with help of good values, na shashan se na talwar se. All parents should teach their daughters good values.
BJP MLA from UP, Surendra Singh, faced public ire for saying that rape cases in the country can be prevented if only good “sanskaars” and “values” were instilled in daughters of India. He made this controversial statement during the Hathras gang-rape case.
Nai nai jeet aur nai shadi ka apna alag mahatva hota hai. Jaise jaise samay bitega jeet ki yaden purani hoti jaengi. Jaise jaise samay bitata hai patni purani hoti jati hai, wah maja nahi reh jata hai.
While speaking at a poetry meet, former Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had said that the women lose their charm after a few years of marriage.
Jaiswal said this at a women’s college after India won their match against Pakistan in T20 championship.