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India Didn’t Sign up For This, Says Congress’ Renuka Chowdhury Over Controversial Remarks of Vijay Rupani and Biplab Deb

Controversial remarks of Gujarat CM, Tripura CM draw flak.

Published: May 1, 2018 8:59 AM IST

By News Desk

India Didn't Sign up For This, Says Congress' Renuka Chowdhury Over Controversial Remarks of Vijay Rupani and Biplab Deb
Biplab Deb

New Delhi, May 1: The Congress on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP over the controversial remarks its Chief Ministers continue to make, says a Zee News report. “I don’t think this is what India signed up for,” said Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury. She was referring to the remarks of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kukmar Deb. Rupani had said that popular search engine Google was like Narad Muni who “never gave information that would hurt the humanity”.

“So this is the Gujarat gyaan that you have Vijay Rupani ji,” said Chowdhury, adding, “Chief Minister of Gujarat telling us that Narada (Narada Muni) was the original Google concept and he was the original search handle…Wonderful…I wonder what Google thinks about this.” Then, talking about Biplab Deb, she said, “You have another Chief Minister of the BJP Mr Biplab Deb who has told us not only that it is a waste of time looking for a government job and that the unemployed, educated should have opened paan shops.” Deb had said that instead of running after government jobs, the youth should open paan shops. He had also claimed that Internet existed in the times of Mahabharata. He also suggested that while “Aishwarya Rai represented Indian beauty,” another beauty pageant winner Diana Hayden didn’t. He also said that civil engineers should opt for civil services, not mechanical engineers.

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BJP sources claimed that Deb had been summoned to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on May 2, Wednesday. Meanwhile, Chowdhury has called it “hogwash”. She said, “This is all pretence because everybody knows what their ideology is. Two Chief Ministers of the states have been giving gyaan like this.”

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