New Delhi: Mud-slinging, passing buck and shedding crocodile tears have become a routine political affair across the world, but India is way ahead by having argumentative politicians who do not lose chance of dropping bombshell, no matter how critical or sensitive the situation is.

The controversy sparked off with sexist remark made by Congress MP and President’s son Abhijeet Mukherjee is not the first case that the nation has witnessed, rather there are scores of politicians who have hit the headlines for their foot-in-mouth comments.

Modi courts controversy

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had courted controversy by saying that quest for slim figure among middle class girls is responsible for rise in cases of malnutrition among female in the state.

Sanjay Nirupam’s ‘Thumka comment’

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam during a TV debate had made derogatory comments against BJP leader Smriti Irani. He had said, “Aap to TV pe thumke lagati thi, aaj chunavi visleshak ban gayi!!!” (Till yesterday you were dancing on television and today you have become a politician)

Naqvi’s controversial remarks

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had come under a severe attack for suggesting that “women wearing lipstick and powder” have taken to streets in Mumbai, “leading marches against the political class”.

Sriprakash Jaiswal’s sexist remarks

Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal while addressing a kavi sammelan in Kanpur a couple of months back had racked up controversy with his sexist remark that wives lose charm over time, sparking an outrage among women`s groups which dubbed the comment as "disgusting and derogatory".

(jpn/Bureau)

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