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The Fault in Rahul Gandhi's Gotra: Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan Gets Trolled for Getting Into 'Technicality'

Harsh Vardhan advised Smriti Irani to ignore such statements. It is then that the minister goes on to explain why, "according to the gotra system", Rahul Gandhi can never be a Dattatreya.

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Updated:November 29, 2018, 2:34 PM IST
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The Fault in Rahul Gandhi's Gotra: Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan Gets Trolled for Getting Into 'Technicality'
Twitterati trolled Harsh Vardhan over his explanation for Rahul Gandhi's gotra
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New Delhi: When a priest claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is a Kashmiri Brahmin, did you wonder if it's even remotely possible? In case you haven't, the Union Science and Technology Minister is here to chart out a detailed and seemingly 'logically' theory behind the fault in Gandhi's 'upper caste lineage'.

Irked by the revelation ahead of assembly elections, Union textiles minister Smriti Irani said that as an Indian, a person's first religion, belief and duty is 'Hindustani'. However, her colleague Harsh Vardhan advised her to ignore such statements. It is then that the minister goes on to explain why, "according to the gotra system", Gandhi can never be a Dattatreya.

"Jawaharlal Nehru's gotra was 'Dattatreya' because he was Brahmin. His sons would have inherited his gotra. However, Indira Gandhi can't transfer her father's gotra to her son. Thus, Rajiv Gandhi, being a son of a Parsi (Feroz Gandhi), can't have Dattatreya gotra," Vardhan explains, adding that Irani should not pay heed to the claim and enjoy the 'destruction' of Congress.

"I had no problem (with Gandhi's gotra claim) because as per the Vedas 'brahma janati iti brahmanah', which means a Brahmin need not be born to Brahmin parents. But when you build your base with lies, you are sure to lose trust. People look for capability and credibility and never for caste, religion or race," he says.

The explanation seems to have cracked up Twitterati, who had a field day trolling the 'technology minister' over his "degree in entire medicine".

"There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in a human cell. One half of a pair comes from the female and other from male. And then there is the mitochondrial DNA. Brushing up your science," a Twitter user said.

"Is this your sole preoccupation as science and technology minister?" a social media user asked.

Others said with such research India will soon become a "superpower", another suggested that Vardhab should be "Cabinet Minister for Gotra Finding".

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| Edited by: Sumedha Kirti
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