In angry outburst scientist CNR Rao calls politicians 'idiots'

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  1. Abhijeet Dey

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    Press Trust of India, 17 Nov 2013

    BANGALORE: Venting out the dissatisfaction in the scientific community over "inadequate" funding, Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao today had an angry outburst as he called politicians "idiots" for giving them "so little".

    Addressing a press conference a day after the award was announced, Rao, who is the chairman of Prime Minister's scientific advisory council, stressed the need for providing more resources for research.

    "... for the money that government has given to scientific sector, we have done much more," he retorted, when a reporter asked if he felt that the standard of the scientific research in the country.

    "... Why the hell these idiots these politicians have given so little for us. Inspite of that we scientists have done something," Rao said, losing his cool.

    "Our investments are marginal, comes late ... for that money we have got, we have performed. For the money we have been getting it is not bad at all, after all this kind of money is nothing."

    Asked about China's progress, the scientist said,"We also have to take blame on ourselves, Indians we don't work hard, we are not like Chinese. We are easy going and we are not as much nationalists ... If we get some-more money we are ready to go abroad."
     
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  3. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    we are not as much nationalists :shocked:
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Somebody points out politicians are idiots. This is news?
     
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    In our country, we deify them!

    Even though we know that they are idiots and most of them illiterates in so far as knowledge goes.

    They may have a whole lot of degrees, but they are illiterates.

    Have not you seen the deifying of the Nehru Gandhi legacy?

    Not that the others are any better.
     
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    This is news because he is a eminent scientist & recipient of Bharat Ratna. He has honorary Doctorate from 60+ universities & has authored more than 1500 research paper.

    If required he can prove that most politicians are Idiots:pound:
     
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    Somebody is going to be stripped off their Bharat Ratna! :tsk:
     
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    Me thinks it is foot in mouth scenario for Congress now, ha ha ha.

    Rightly admonished by their very own selection. :lol:
     
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    IMO he was in pain over the brain drain in private sector and inefficient babudom in public sector; hence said that we're not enough nationalist.
    Grilled in middle and lower middle class, people often opt for greener pastures at the first chance .. to live a better life.
    If there were better conditions here, they wouldn't go.
    But then how is it the test of one's nationalism, if not tough and challenging?
    Points to ponder on, for all us Indians.

    Regards,
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    Thank you Dr Rao, for revealing the most well known secret in India,
    Politicians are idiots !
    It is ,as much a definitive as the Sun rises in the East and the Moon orbits the Earth.

    across the length & breadth of our country even a half wit will tell you the same,Politicians are idiots

    the urban lot, say this with unabashed glee and the rural folk narrate with a story or an episode to highlight the idiocy of the political class.

    No other vocation/class of people, are reviled as much as, the politicians are ! even the mainstream cinema has cashed on this collective revulsion of the political goon / idiot / out of touch with reality character in white dress that now no movie is complete without a reference to the politician in its narrative.
     
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    But what was, previously, just a widely accepted theory has now got some strong scientific backing!
     
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    Here's a twist !

    It appears that, Rao do not want to loose the award ;)

    I didn’t call politicians idiots: C N R Rao - The Times of India

    BANGALORE: Scientist C N R Rao, who was on Saturday named for the Bharat Ratna, has denied using the word "idiots" to describe politicians over their alleged failure to provide sufficient funds for science.

    "I said it's an idiotic thing, I never had the intention of insulting anyone (politicians)," he told reporters here on Monday.

    Prof Rao, who is also chairman of the PM's science advisory council, said such words are used in the British parliament and are not harsh. The scientist said his statement has been "misunderstood" and there is a need to "understand the importance of science".

    He asked politicians not to make a big thing of his statement. "I'll never use the word idiot in my life," he said.
     
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    angry or not what he said is the universal truth

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    Hey ! Diggy is missing from the picture :sad:
     
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    he is hiding behind man the mohan :)
     
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