The Congress party has hit out at Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb over his latest ridiculous comment, this time, about how graduates, instead of chasing jobs, should rear cattle and open paan shops to get a greater income.
Taking Deb on, Renuka Choudhary said sarcastically:
"Actually you should congratulate the government, as from centre to north east, they say that people don't need to study because you can open paan shops, tea shops and pakoda shops. This is a national pastime. And they think that we educate our children for this only, which is true because in this country you don't get any jobs."
Abhishek Manu Singhvi also adoptted a sarcastic tone as he said:
"He's (Deb's) a special kind of person. He's also spoken about Diana Hayden, rocket science and Vedic science. So I believe they've got the most qualified person to be chief minister."
Speaking at a seminar in Tripura on the eve of World Veterinary Day, Deb had said that it was preferable for a graduate to rear cattle than chase after jobs.
Every home should have cattle, Biplab Deb said before performing a rudimentary calculation about what the owner's bank balance would be. He then did the same thing about a paan shop.
Earlier, Deb had mounted a racist attack at Diana Hayden and had said that women were dependent on cosmetics. He was later forced to apologise for his outrageous remarks. Before that, he had opined, in all seriousness, that technologies like Internet and communications satellites had been invented in India as they were prevalent in during the Mahabharata.