While we cannot really rate our politicians in terms of efficiency and performance, we can confidently state that most of them suffer from foot-in-the-mouth disease.
If you don’t believe us, then check out some of the most stupid comments our politicians have made this year.
“Poverty is a state of mind.” – Rahul Gandhi
“One can have a full meal for Rs 12 in Mumbai. No, no, not vada paav. So much of rice, daal saambhar and with that some vegetables are also mixed.” Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar showed how out of touch he is with reality.
"You can eat a meal in Delhi for Rs 5, I don't know about Mumbai. You can get a meal for Rs 5 near Jama Masjid (in Delhi)," Rasheed Masood, trying to go one up on Raj Babbar.
"If you want, you can fill your stomach for Re 1 or Rs 100, depending on what you want to eat. We are working to change the life of the poor so they can eat well be healthy and India can progress.” Union Minister Farooq Abdullah justifying the Planning Commission's definition of poverty and proving who the real idiot is.
“People join (the) army to die or for becoming martyrs.” Rural works and Panchayati Raj Minister Bhim Singh apologized for saying this but not before a huge outrage was made over his remark.
"Veg skies, Veg hospitals, Veg housing societies. Soon Veg Mumbai! Either Gujjus go back to Gujarat or they turn Mumbai into Gujarat...Red alert." Nitesh Rane’s unedited Twitter rant against Gujaratis in Mumbai
"If there is no water in the dam, how can we release it? Should we urinate into it? If there is no water to drink, even urination is not possible," Maharashtra state deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has said. You can judge his crassness further from this next statement where referring to the load shedding situation in parts of the state he said, "I have noticed that more children are being born since the lights go off at night. There is no other work left then."
"We have told the chief minister in the assembly that the government will pay money to compensate rape victims. What is your fee? If you are raped, what will be your fee?" CPI (M) party member Anisur Rehman takes a very cheap dig at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Roads in Pratapgarh district in the state would be constructed like the cheeks of actresses Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit.” Uttar Pradesh Khadi and Village Industry Minister Raja Ram Pandey allegedly said and was subsequently fired.
"The English language has caused a great loss to the country. We are losing our language, our culture as there are hardly any people who speak Sanskrit now," Rajnath Singh, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), makes us wonder what he smokes during the day.