Just 10? Yes, just 10. And chances are you would have made your own list by now, what with so much of stupidity gushing out the politicians’ mouth. Ranging from funny to downright offensive, the statements do no good other than expose the very figures we voted in once, and make us sit-up, take note and remember to not go to the poll station half-asleep or hung-over the next time around. Hopefully, we will not make news for quoting these gaffes out of context! The top 10 stupidest comments made by Indian Politicians (in ascending order) are –
10. Digvijaya Singh:
India is better than Pakistan, where blasts take place, every day, every week.
This man knows how to steal the limelight away from Mallika Sherawat – for his gift of the gab, only. What a comparison he makes! By all means, love your country, but such a senseless comparison does no good – neither to the neighbor nor to the fact that terror does attack India all too often. Were you not told in your moral science class to aim higher, and not compare lower, Diggy?
9. Mamata Bannerjee:
I am a simple man.
You read that right, unless you heard it directly from the horse’s mouth on prime time. On a popular news channel, Didi was found confusing sexes and exchanging genders without really realizing why the camera man was giggling behind the lens, or the country laughing. I know I too went ‘tch tch’ watching the derisive jokes that followed such a confidently spoken statement. But you know, it is silly, isn’t it? Such a case of lost in translation has never been seen before. Thankfully, twitterati was not within the reach of her palms. Didi-dada-didi, dumb-dee-doo … !
8. Lalu Prasad Yadav:
What does dating mane?
Now, Lalu ji’s middle name is humour and the last name phunny. But it is certainly hard to believe he would not know the meaning of dating. www.laloorabri.com was a dating website launched back in 2005, apparently named after Lalu and Rabri’s matrimonial bond as sweet as freshly rolled laddoos. When Lalu ji was asked what he thought of it, he asked the reporter what dating means. Either his army of issues did not ever date, or they forgot to update their daddy on the latest. I wonder if Rabri ji knew what it meant?
7. Narendra Modi:
The middle-class is more beauty conscious than health conscious – that is a challenge. If a mother tells her daughter to have milk, they’ll have a fight. She’ll tell her mother, “I won’t drink milk. I’ll get fat.”
Too many Modi fans on the planet all too suddenly and so I duck under the table as I use this quote as stupid. Are all the young girls refusing to drink milk wondering why he would say this? This is the chief minister of Gujarat in response to a question on what he was doing to check malnutrition. His implication – Gujarati girls appear malnourished because of their efforts at remaining fashionably thin. Well, hopefully this Prime Ministerial candidate will not explain away other serious problems besetting the country with similar heights of silliness!
6. Rahul Gandhi:
We will stop 99 per cent of the attacks, but one per cent of the attacks might get through and that’s what I am saying.
Just what are you saying, baba? We are very happy that you are saying something, even if not doing anything, but at least keep it simple and sensible. All those foreign degrees and still! If all the blasts in various cities were 1 per cent, I am kissing the ground you walk on for preventing the 99 per cent you talk about. Really! Tip – do exchange notes with mummy ji before you leave for your next press conference, or village visit.
5. Sushil Kumar Shinde:
This is a serious matter. This is not the subject of a film.
Sexist and offensive, such a remark is just not acceptable coming from a man who is globalised enough to consult an eye doctor in US of A and enjoy the position of Home Minister when at home. The remark was made against former actress and SP MP Jaya Bachchan when she interrupted him during a debate on violence in Assam. Mr. Shinde, it would have been better for your sake if it actually was a movie review discussion. You would have had much more to contribute there, than in the subject of internal security of the country!
4. Mulayam Singh Yadav:
Only girls and women from affluent class can go forward. Remember this, you (rural women) will not get a chance. Our rural women did not have that much attraction.
Reeking of stupidity and falsehood, both, this is what Mulayam Singh said while addressing a rally in Barabanki – a reason as to why the Women’s Reservation Bill will not benefit the rural women. Because, they are not attractive! Really, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and the beholders name is certainly not Mulayam.
3. Kapil Sibal:
There was zero loss to the Government as a result of giving 2G licences to new players in 2008.
Communications and IT Minister did not seem to be very “with it” when he suggested this. Apart from contradicting the big daddy of audit called CAG, with one sweeping statement he made Rs. 1.76-lakh crore turn into zero. Sircar family, make way! Magician Kapil Sibal is now here, and he knows how to erase big fat numbers and turn them into “presumptive loss”. Perhaps, even pen down a cat-bat-mat rhyme for the same. Such multi-talent, don’t you think?
2. Om Prakash Chautala:
Marry off girls to prevent rape.
When CMs give such solutions for tackling the increasing crime of rapes you really want to strip them of the Gandhi topi and everything else they acquired over and under the table, thanks to your vote. Does not this remind you of what a certain Khap leader had said about girls being married at 16 so that their sexual needs are met and they don’t need to go elsewhere? If only we could get our hands around such necks and show them what we women reading this really desire doing for now – 16 or not!
1. Jitender Chhatar:
To my understanding, consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents. Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts.
Some statements are so stupid they make you cry with their abundant stupidity. This is what this Khap panchayat leader’s “understanding” tells him, about why rapes happen. Understanding of what, pray tell Mr. Chhatar. Of culinary expertise or aphrodisiac ingredients or human anatomy? Clueless was a word tailor-made for you. Thus proved!