Jats & Punjabis ‘less brainy’, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb stirs another row with his claims

Jats & Punjabis ‘less brainy’, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb stirs another row with his claims

Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb | Twitter | @BjpBiplab


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New Delhi: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala Monday shared a video of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb allegedly terming Sardars and Haryanvi Jats as “less brainy”.

In the 48-second clip, CM Deb can be heard saying, “When we talk about the Punjabis, we say the Sardars are not afraid of anyone. They have a lot of strength but they are less brainy.” He goes on to explain that the Jats of Haryana are physically well-built but have “limited brains”.

“Bengalis too have an identity – they are intelligent. It is widely said that none can beat the wit of the Bengalis …. it is their identity in India every community is known with a certain type and character,” Deb adds.

The Tripura CM made the comments at a conference of the Tripura Electronic Media Society in Agartala Sunday. However, this is not the first time that Deb has made such a faux pas.


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On 3 April this year, the Tripura CM had attributed incorrect Covid-19 data to the neighbouring states of Assam and Manipur.

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