YIR 2020: Controversial statements by Indian politicians

Navneet Mundhra
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These tendentious comments by Indian politicians raised hackles, triggered furore and dominated political discourse in 2020.

Controversial statements
Controversial statements

1) Farooq Abdullah (Former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir) - “'Kashmiris do not feel Indian. They'd rather have China rule them.”

2) Sadhvi Pragya (BJP MP) - “There will be a ‘Hindu Raj’ in West Bengal soon.”

3) Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh chief minister) - “Muslims did no favour to India by staying here.”

4) Tejashwi Surya (BJP MP) - “If majority is not vigilant, Mughal Raj not far away.”

5) Shiv Kumar Dahariya (Congress minster in Chattisgarh govt) - “Rape in Chhattisgarh is small compared to Hathras one.”

6) Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan chief minister) - “Sachin Pilot is ‘nikamma, nakara’ (slothful and wastrel).”

7) Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena spokesperson)- “Kangana Ranaut is har**khor.”

8) Nitish Kumar (Bihar chief minister) - “Those producing 8-9 kids (reference to Lalu Yadav) for sons can't give Bihar right ideals.”

9) Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal chief minister)- “At times Home Minister is here, other times it’s Chaddha, Nadda, Fadda, Bhaddha (reference to BJP president JP Nadda).”

10) Sambit Patra (BJP spokesperson) - “Sonia is Queen Victoria, Rahul a Clown Prince.”