Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb once again courts controversy with remark, says Punjabis & Haryanvis have limited brains; Cong reacts by saying it reflects mindset of BJP
Guwahati: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s remark has yet again made it to social media headlines. The recent controversy surrounded Deb after he said Punjabis and Haryanvis are less brainy.
While addressing an event, organised by the Electronics Media Society at the Agartala Press Club on Sunday, Deb said, “When we talk about Punjab, Sardars are not afraid of anyone. They may be less intelligent, but they are very strong. The Jats of Haryana cannot be matched over strength but they have "limited brains”.
Explaining further, he said Bengalis too have their identity. "They are intelligent. It is well known to people that none can beat the wit of the Bengalis. Every community has their own identity and is widely known for their character," Deb said.
Sharing a 48-second video, Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the comments made by the Tripura chief minister reflects the mindset of the BJP.
“Shameful and unfortunate. BJP Chief Minister, Tripura, Biplab Deb insulted the Sikh brothers of Punjab and the Jat community of Haryana, by calling them ‘low minded”, Surjewala wrote on Twitter.
“This is the right mindset of the BJP. Why is Khattar ji and Dushyant Chautala silent?. Seek apology, take action," Surjewala questioned.
This is not the first time that the CM created a controversy over his comments. Earlier in 2019, he said Mughals intended to bomb the culture of Tripura. In 2018, he said the Internet and satellite existed even during the Mahabharata period and it was used back then.
He also said that ducks in water generate oxygen. Although experts justified his claims later, he was trolled widely over the Internet over his remark.