Tripura CM’s remark on Punjabis draws flak - ECAS Punjab

Tripura CM’s remark on Punjabis draws flak

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Tribune News Service
Amritsar/Chandigarh, July 21

The SGPC and the AAP have condemned Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb for his remarks against Punjabis. Deb had termed the community as physically powerful, "but less brainy". He, however, apologised for his comment later.

SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said it was improper to pass such derogatory remarks about a community, which had a glorious history, and had played a vital role in maintaining the nation's honour.

"Punjabis have made their presence felt in the entire world, and have held prestigious positions in every field. Has the Tripura CM forgotten the role played by them in India's struggle for freedom? He has hurt every Punjabi's sentiments," he said.

Demanding dismissal of Deb, AAP state president Bhagwant Mann said such communal and racist remarks laid bare the "cheap" ideology not only of the Tripura Chief Minister, but also of the BJP. It deserved to be condemned in the strongest possible way.

from The Tribune

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