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Sam Pitroda Does it Again: ‘People In East Look Like Chinese, South Indians Like Africans’, BJP Demands Apology

In a recent interview, Sam Pitroda, a prominent figure in the Indian National Congress and a close aide to Rahul Gandhi, made controversial remarks about the appearance of people from different regions of India. Pitroda’s statement, where he suggested that people in India’s East look like Chinese and those in the South resemble Africans, has ignited a firestorm of criticism, particularly from BJP leaders and Chief Ministers of northeastern states.

The BJP-ruled states of Assam and Manipur have strongly condemned Pitroda’s comments, with Chief Ministers demanding an apology from the Congress leader. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh accused Congress of having a hidden agenda to divide India on religious grounds and blamed the party for violence in the state.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to social media to express his dismay, emphasizing the diverse yet united nature of India. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, expressed anger over Pitroda’s remarks, linking them to a broader foreign-influenced agenda within the Congress party.

BJP spokespersons and leaders seized on the opportunity to criticize Congress, labeling it as the “OG breaking India party” and accusing Pitroda of exposing the party’s “dangerous and divisive mindset.” The BJP has called for accountability and an apology from Congress for the insensitive remarks.

Nagaland Minister Temjen Imna also weighed in, condemning Congress’s lack of understanding of northeastern heritage and calling for punitive action against the party.

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