Virat, Welcome to the Anti-National Side


Virat, Welcome to the Anti-National Side

Illustration: Akshita Monga / Arré


e thought we’d seen the last of this year’s stupid comments, considering we’re in the final few days of December. Should have known better. A BJP legislator decided to not go gently into the night, and made a comment to bookend this year nicely.

MLA Panna Lal Shakya from Madhya Pradesh, with a straight face, said about the Virushka wedding: “Lord Ram got married on this land (India)…You all must have got married here. None of us goes to a foreign country to get married … (Kohli) earned money here and spent billions there (Italy)… (he) doesn’t have any respect for the country. This proves he is not a patriot.”