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Jats & Punjabis ‘less brainy’, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb stirs another row with his claims

The Tripura CM's comments at a conference Sunday are the latest in a long string of such faux pas. He once said satellite tech existed in ancient India and that Buddha had walked to Japan.

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New Delhi: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala Monday shared a video of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb allegedly terming Sardars and Haryanvi Jats as “less brainy”.

In the 48-second clip, CM Deb can be heard saying, “When we talk about the Punjabis, we say the Sardars are not afraid of anyone. They have a lot of strength but they are less brainy.” He goes on to explain that the Jats of Haryana are physically well-built but have “limited brains”.

“Bengalis too have an identity – they are intelligent. It is widely said that none can beat the wit of the Bengalis …. it is their identity in India every community is known with a certain type and character,” Deb adds.

The Tripura CM made the comments at a conference of the Tripura Electronic Media Society in Agartala Sunday. However, this is not the first time that Deb has made such a faux pas.

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Wrong Covid facts, Diana Hayden, Buddha & mechanical engineers

On 3 April this year, the Tripura CM had attributed incorrect Covid-19 data to the neighbouring states of Assam and Manipur.

“In our neighbouring Karimganj, as many as 16 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded. Nineteen cases were recorded in Manipur. That’s why we have sealed the Tripura border,” he said. In fact, Karimganj in Assam had just one Covid case, while the state had 16 in total. Manipur had just two cases at the point.

The Manipur Congress instantly asked him to be careful with his numbers, with the party’s spokesperson Bupenda Meitei warning him that such information “may create chaos and panic to the people of India with regard to Manipur”.

In April 2018, Biplab Kumar Deb had made a series of such statements after he came to power by ending the 25-year-rule of the CPI-M-led Left front government.

He had called beauty contests a farce, adding that Indians no longer win such pageants because the “international marketing mafia” had already captured the Indian market. He had said he didn’t think that Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden, was worthy of the beauty pageant.

“Any Indian contestant seemed to be able to take part in the Miss World contest and win the crown, even Diana Hayden got it. I am not criticising her but did not find traits of Indian beauty in her,” he had said.

In another instance, Deb claimed that internet and satellite communications existed in the times of Mahabharata. “Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra.”

Deb had also said that mechanical engineers shouldn’t join civil services. “Those who are from a mechanical engineering background should not opt for civil services. Society has to be built up,” he had said.

At a Buddha Purnima event, Deb had said that Buddha walked across India to reach Japan, Tibet and Myanmar to spread a message of peace and harmony. “Gautam Buddha had traveled across India, Bangladesh, Japan and Tibet on foot to spread his message of peace,” Deb claimed.

Historians say Buddha never travelled to Japan. However, later, Tripura chief minister’s secretariat clarified that his statement was misinterpreted.

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  1. he is a jerk. who the hell he is to pass such comments regarding punjabis and haryanvis.. dont dare to comment anything rubbish. mind ur tongue. u bong bong person.

  2. The CM takes pride of being a Bong. Bongs always dream even in the day time. They have a big mouth. They know everything in this world. West Bengal has become ‘waste Bengal’ first by CPM and now by TMC. But then, people get the leader they deserve.

  3. He shows all the skills needed to become PM of India ! Indeed, I would prefer this intellectual than that thuggish chap Ajay Singh Bisht a.k.a. Adityanath, the presumptive successor to Modi ! After all, the man is not violent and that trait these days is a rare commodity in Indian politicians.

  4. His great Bengali brain is on full display when he delivered this gem. Intelligence is individualistic.

  5. A request to Mr. Gupta n the author to read a little on Jyeshtha Nakshtra. It contains a Star much much bigger than our Sun and is one of the biggest star in Cosmos. How did we know? Answer is we don’t know but that doesn’t refute the truth. Thanks.

    • Have you been doing a Morarji Desai Mr Yogesh Desai? Overdosed on your own urine? Or was that gomutra?

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