Rahul Gandhi's top aide and senior Congress loyalist Sam Pitroda has yet again made a controversial statement.
After undermining the air-strike by India on terror camps across the LoC and trivialising the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the Pulwama attack, Pitroda has now insulted every Indian citizen by calling them "monkeys" who don't know how to best use the mobile phone. He also said that Indians will need at least 5-10 years to figure out how to best use mobile phones.
"India is not using connectivity effectively. But you know it's world over today, this is a new toy. So all of a sudden to every monkey you have given a new toy and they are fiddling with it. Okay. They don't know what to do with it yet. I think it will take 5-10 years to figure out that you can do a lot more with it than you are doing it. Today, it is entertainment, you know, gossip, lies. Lies get amplified on social media," he said.
Despite the shocking remarks made by the Chairman of Overseas Indian National Congress in the past, the party has chosen him to lead its Campaign Monitoring Committee.
Here is the remark by him on the operation by Indian forces against terror,
"Don’t know much about attacks, it happens all the time. An attack happened in Mumbai also. We could have then reacted and just sent our planes but that is not right approach. According to me, that is not how you deal with the world. Eight people (26/11 terrorists) come and do something, you don’t jump on the entire nation (Pakistan). Naive to assume that just because some people came here and attacked, every citizen of that nation is to be blamed. I don’t believe in that way."
Änd on the terror attacks in Indian soil,
"If you say 300 people were killed, we all need to know that. All the Indians need to know that. Then comes the global media which says nobody was killed, I look bad as an Indian citizen. I would like to know more as I have read in the New York Times & other newspapers, what did we really attack? We really killed 300 people?"