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Yearender 2020: Controversial statements by Indian politicians this year

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The year 2020 has been a tumultuous year as Citizenship Amendment Act protests, COVID lockdown and new agriculture laws disrupted normalcy in the country. Amid these disruptions, many politicians made unsavory statements and these comments triggered furore and dominated political discourse in 2020.

Yearender 2020: Controversial statements by Indian politicians this year
The year 2020 has been a tumultuous year as Citizenship Amendment Act protests, COVID lockdown and new agriculture laws disrupted normalcy in the country. Amid these disruptions, many politicians made unsavory statements and these comments triggered furore and dominated political discourse in 2020.
1) Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena spokesperson): “Kangana Ranaut is har**khor.”
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called Kangana ‘haramkhor’. In a new video, Ranaut slammed Raut for his mindset and criticised Mumbai Police’s investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
2) Kamal Nath's "item" jibe at BJP woman candidate
Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath in the run-up to Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly by-polls, stirred a political storm when he called BJP minister Imarti Devi as an "item".
3) Farooq Abdullah (Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister): They'd (Kashmiris) rather have China rule them.”
Farooq Abdullah stirred controversy as he made a statement in an interview with The Wire that Kashmiris rather love to be ruled by China.
4) Anurag Thakur: 'Gun down traitors of country'
During the Delhi Assembly elections campaign, BJP leader Anurag Thakur caught on camera saying "Gun down traitors of country".
5) Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan chief minister): 'Sachin Pilot is ‘nikamma, nakara’
Talking to reporters, Gehlot said Sachin Pilot is ‘nikamma’, 'nakara' (slothful and wastrel) he was only making people fight.
6) Suman Haripriya (Assam BJP MLA): 'Gaumutra' and 'Gobar' to cure Coronavirus
While the world was grappling with novel coronavirus outbreak, Assam BJP MLA Suman Haripriya has made a bizarre statement on the cure for coronavirus.
"We all know that cow dung is very helpful. Likewise, when cow urine is sprayed, it purifies an area... I believe something similar could be done with 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' to cure Coronavirus (disease)," she said during a discussion on the first day of the budget session of the Assembly.
7) Rahul Gandhi is like a student eager to impress the teacher, but lacks aptitude and passion: Barack Obama in his memoir
Former US president Barack Obama i his memoir said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has a "nervous, unformed quality" about him like a student eager to impress the teacher but lack aptitude and passion to master the subject.
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