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“Cook fish for the Bengalis”-Paresh Rawal apologizes for remark during poll rally in Gujarat

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Paresh Rawal, a popular Bollywood actor, and politician has apologized for causing a political uproar by asking Gujarat voters if they would “cook fish for the Bengalis” with their cheap gas connections. The BJP leader apologized on Twitter for his remarks and clarified that by Bengalis, he meant “illegal Bangladeshis.”

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“Of course the fish is not the issue AS GUJARATIS DO COOK AND EAT FISH. BUT LET ME CLARIFY BY BENGALI I MEANT ILLEGAL BANGLA DESHI N ROHINGYA. BUT STILL IF I HAVE HURT YOUR FEELINGS AND SENTIMENTS I DO APOLOGISE,” Rawal tweeted.

 

“Gas cylinders are costly, but their price will come down. People will get jobs too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?” Paresh Rawal said that on Tuesday in Valsad, which voted in the first phase of the Gujarat election yesterday.

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Rawal made the controversial statement while campaigning for the BJP in the poll-bound Gujarat city of Valsad. Rawal claimed at a rally that the people of Gujarat can tolerate inflation but not “Bangladeshis and Rohingyas” living next door.

“Bengalis don’t need you to “cook fish” for them. Remember you too have made your career in Maharashtra where we lovingly fed you dhokla & fafda. Withdraw & apologize for these despicable remarks you made against Bengal on orders of BJP in Gujarat,” said Saket Gokhale, spokesperson of Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress.

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