Gyandev Ahuja, BJP MLA from Ramgarh in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, recently provided a "fact sheet" of the daily consumption expenditure of JNU students- from alcohol and cigarettes to snacks, non-vegetarian food and even contraceptives.
"2,000 Indian and foreign liquor bottles are found daily in JNU. More than 10,000 butts of cigarettes and 4,000 pieces of beedis are found. 50,000 big and small pieces of bones are found. 2,000 wrappers of chips and namkeen are found, and so are 3,000 used condoms — the misdeeds they commit with our sisters and daughters there. And 500 used abortion injections are also found," Ahuja had said raking a controversy.
In a conversation with RJ Ginnie of Radio City 91.1 recently, Ahuja was asked where he got the numbers from.
Surprisingly (on hindsight, may be not so surprisingly after all), Ahuja said he got it on WhatsApp.
"Jo WhatsApp pe aaya hai, woh figure maine bole hain (I've said the figures that I got on WhatsApp)," he said.
The RJ then went on to say, "Sir, I got (a message) on my WhatsApp that you are an idiot, but I am not believing it. We can't believe everything that comes on WhatsApp."
Ahuja then accepted that the information one gets on WhatsApp might be correct or incorrect and that it should be checked. "I feel sorry for that (for not checking)," he said.
However, the highlight of the conversation perhaps was when the RJ chided him for presenting a poor image of India and its leaders to the world.
Stating that his image was well known to the people of his region who had elected him several times over, an impassioned Ahuja recited thus,
"No darling, no dear, no egg, no beer, no smoke, no cheer, patni ke alawa premika nahi , chamcha aur kutta nahi , anda meat machhli nahi, paan supari jaada nahi, beedi aur cigarette nai , beer aur sharaab nahi, chori aur kutta nahi, coffee aur chai nahi …….."