One of our most popular categories is back this year, an award for the dumbest things politicians have said in 2013. The nominees are:
- Sushil Kumar Shinde: For his directive to all states, asking them to ensure that innocent Muslim youth are not arrested. If they are innocent, they certainly should not be arrested, whether Hindu, Muslim or otherwise.
- K Rahman Khan: For asking for special courts to be set up for Muslims. Decades ago, Jinnah asked for separate electorates for Muslims (and got it). And now, this.
- Rahul Gandhi: For coolly disclosing that intelligence agencies report to him, and that victims of riots are joining the ISI. Two birds with one stone?
- Meenakshi Lekhi: For he now-famous line, accusing Arnab Goswami of taking money from lobbyists and leading to a rather popular rap song.
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Indian of the Year 2013