When Smriti Irani said she didn’t know about the number of states in India, video goes viral

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An old video of the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s appearance on a TV talk show has gone viral on social media platform particularly on Facebook.

In the said talk show hosted by Shekhar Suman on Sony’s SAB TV, Irani expresses her ignorance when asked about the number of states in India.

The 17 seconds long video has Suman asking Irani, “How many states are there in India?”

Irani calmly replies, “I wouldn’t know.”

She attempts to clarify her lack of knowledge but she’s quickly interrupted by the show host, who moves on to his next question.

Suman asked,  “BJP ke kitne states mein sarkar hai (How many states does the BJP has government?)”

“Maine jahan tak dekhe hain teen hain lekin baqi main nahi jaanti  (As far as I’ve seen there are three states where BJP has government, but rest I don’t know,” replies Irani.

This prompts the host to correct her by saying that the BJP has government in seven states.

The social media users, mostly her political detractors are now using this video to launch fresh attack against the HRD Minister, who has been a subject of series of controversies ever since she was handed this important portfolio by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014.

This emerges at a time when Irani finds herself embroiled in a huge controversy over the death of a dalit scholar in Hyderabad University. She’s been criticised for allegedly abusing her position to force the university administration to expel the students.

Her political rivals and university teachers also accused the minister of lying to the nation that the decision to expel five dalit students had the consent of dalit faculty members in the university.

 

13 COMMENTS

  1. JKR, I follow this news website on daily basis. Please take some effort in thinking before putting in such foolish news on the website. This is neither relevant to what is going on in the country nor is it good journalism to just report what is trending on twitter or FB.

      • thats an old video as you can see. dont you belive in upgradation ?…just go and see any interview of hers where she rips apart so called educated ones today…. its not about the degrees its about the intellect and intention one has…

        waise to last HRD kapil sibal is a supreme court vakil….see what a mess he did…

        and now dont tell me you prefer Kumar Vishwas over Smiriti Irani 😀 😀

        • Yeah an old video. She is a 10 year old kid. Ohh wait.. even 9 year kids know the number of states. That shows the merit and we see how her merit is destroying and mismanaging the MHRD.

          • can u explain how she is mismanaging the already messed up ministry in some specific points? or its just a rant without substance like Kejri babu and Rahul baba?

          • Ok so you are just a bootlicking bhakt after all.. No point talking to stupids like you who try to compare rotten eggs with rotten tomatoes

          • i was expecting this…. a rant and abuse….
            nevermind..
            I ask you again can you list out some points which show Smriti Irani is mismanaging the HRD dept?…

            also a sincere request instead of abusing me at-least this time give the specific answer…

          • Is it so important for us, then go and ask AK cm of non state delhi he will give you correct answer becos he is iitian and politician.ISIS is good 4 some of the people , becos people like it more , AFZAL guru is good man but indians are very bad, what is happening in education system particularly in JNTU these r sad happenings , when you are going to adopt humans are one , religions r evolved to keep humans safely , but now for the same religion people r cutting their throats . One currency , one world, one nation concept has gone to abyss .As very much learned friends say, self rule and anti administrations come to deceive people.Voter recalling power never comes with these anti leaders in the name of parties they cheat people and swallow peoples’ money.This is time to utilize super computers for administration purposes, the law should be enacted after taking vote of the people. One civil law is to be enacted, all religions regions should be nullified to merge world as one nation ,
            ( the so called anti corruption crusaders minister was booked for taking bribe).still you believe in human administration ?

      • YES WHY NOT WHEN THEY ARE NO SELFISH AND WORK AND TAKE OPINIONS OF PEOPLE IN EVERY DEED, WHAT IS SPECIALITY IN EDUCATEDS?ARE YOU THINKING THAT SCHOLARS ONLY DO. THERE ARE SCHOLARS WITHOUT HAVING OBTAINED HIGHEST DEGREES in UNIVERSITIES.THEY WROTE MANY BOOKS AND ACCLAIMED AS WORLD LEADERS.

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