Most controversial statements by Indian politicians in 2019

Indian politicians say the darnedest things, right? 2019 saw some of the most controversial quotes by our netas. Here are 10 of the best, or let’s say, worst, statements that raised many an eyebrow.

"I'm Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar." - Rahul Gandhi on BJP demanding apology for his 'Rape in India' remark.
Rahul Gandhi (Congress)
"I'm Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar." - Rahul Gandhi on BJP demanding apology for his 'Rape in India' remark.
"Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt, is a deshbhakt and will remain a deshbhakt." - BJP's candidate from Bhopal during the Lok Sabha campaign.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (BJP)
"Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt, is a deshbhakt and will remain a deshbhakt." - BJP's candidate from Bhopal during the Lok Sabha campaign.
"If the Congress, the SP and the BSP have faith in Ali, then we too have faith in Bajrang Bali." - The Uttar Pradesh CM's 'Ali vs Bajrang Bali' analogy during general elections drew reprimand from Election Commission.
Yogi Adityanath (BJP)
"If the Congress, the SP and the BSP have faith in Ali, then we too have faith in Bajrang Bali." - The Uttar Pradesh CM's 'Ali vs Bajrang Bali' analogy during general elections drew reprimand from Election Commission.
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"'Hua toh Hua'" - The senior Congress leader on his party's role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Sam Pitroda (Congress)
"'Hua toh Hua'" - The senior Congress leader on his party's role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
"Jaya Prada wears 'khakhi' underwear." - The SP leader crudely suggested that Jaya Prada, BJP's candidate from Rampur, is a stooge of the RSS.
Azam Khan (Samajwadi Party)
"Jaya Prada wears 'khakhi' underwear." - The SP leader crudely suggested that Jaya Prada, BJP's candidate from Rampur, is a stooge of the RSS.
"Modi orchestrated Pulwama attack to win elections." - The former J&K CM alleged that PM Modi got Indian soldiers killed in an encounter in Pulwama.
Farooq Abdullah (National Conference)
"Modi orchestrated Pulwama attack to win elections." - The former J&K CM alleged that PM Modi got Indian soldiers killed in an encounter in Pulwama.
"How did a person born to a Muslim father and Christian mother become a Gandhi? A Brahmin? Will he give DNA proof?" - The controversial BJP MP raised questions over Rahul Gandhi's religion.
Anant Kumar Hegde (BJP)
"How did a person born to a Muslim father and Christian mother become a Gandhi? A Brahmin? Will he give DNA proof?" - The controversial BJP MP raised questions over Rahul Gandhi's religion.
"Mayawati is neither a man nor a woman. She is worse than a eunuch." - The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh slammed BSP chief Mayawati for joining forces with Samajwadi Party for Lok Sabha polls.
Sadhna Singh (BJP)
"Mayawati is neither a man nor a woman. She is worse than a eunuch." - The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh slammed BSP chief Mayawati for joining forces with Samajwadi Party for Lok Sabha polls.
"Only Donkey has a 56-inch chest - Arjun Modhwadia." - The Congress leader from Gujarat mocked PM Modi's assertion of having a 56-inch chest.
Arjun Modhwadia (Congress)
"Only Donkey has a 56-inch chest - Arjun Modhwadia." - The Congress leader from Gujarat mocked PM Modi's assertion of having a 56-inch chest.
"Priyanka Gandhi is 'Surpanakha' to Rahul Gandhi's Ravan." - The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh drew a 'Ramayan' analogy to ridicule Priyanka Gandhi.
Surendra Singh (BJP)
"Priyanka Gandhi is 'Surpanakha' to Rahul Gandhi's Ravan." - The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh drew a 'Ramayan' analogy to ridicule Priyanka Gandhi.

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