When Kailash Vijayvargiya, a minister in Shivraj Singh Chauhan, made utterly flippant comments about journalist Akshay Singh’s death, he drew scathing flak from social users.
This wasn’t the first time Vijayvargiya had such insensitive remarks about a serious issue. Not so long ago, he created a huge controversy by justifying rapes. He had said, “rapes were
taking place because women crossed their limits. Even in Ramayana (Hindus’ holy book) we came to know what happened to Sita when she crossed the Lakshman Rekha.”
Politicians cutting across the party lines have been notorious to suffer from what many would term as foot-in-mouth syndrome.
Be it Mulayam Singh Yadav’s ‘ladke hain ghalti ho jaati hai’ to Babulal Gaur’s pearls of wisdom on justifying Vyapam deaths by “Death is natural… be it in jail or on rail (train), one who is born will die” we’ve had series of politicians entertain or shall we say enrage us with their stupidity or insensitivity.
Here’s the list of those who earned notoriety with their insensitive comments in the past. Watch video on Foot-in-mouth syndrome and India’s politicians