Recently re-elected Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made a strange analogy on Monday during a gathering in Ahmedabad. He compared search engine giant Google to mythological Indian sage Narada.
Rupani said Narada had information, all of it, just like Google, which has information about all the world.
Rupani made his comments at a Devrshi Narada Jayanti event organised by the Vishwa Samvad Kendra at Ahmedabad.
The Vishwa Samvad Kendra is a media wing of Rashtra Swayam Sevak organisation. Rupani was addressing journalists at the event.
News reports quoted Rupani as saying, "Narada had information of the whole world and can be compared with Google in today's time. However, he only shared the information which was beneficial, and not harmful, to mankind."
Rupani called Narada a "true journalist", advising the journalists there to be like Narada and show news that is good for mankind.
Meanwhile, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb — who has also been making a number of, well, strange remarks — has been summoned to Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Sunday, Deb told Tripura's youth that instead of running after government jobs and wasting their time, they could rear cows or open paan shops for a livelihood.
Deb had earlier said Diana Hayden, who was crowned Miss World in 1997, did not represent Indian women. But that Aishwarya Rai did.
And before that, he had said the internet and satellite communication existed during the Mahabharata.
Modi has before this told BJP leaders to not make comments that give the media "masala".