After managing to almost getting his accreditation cancelled at Rio Olympics 2016, for his rude and aggressive behaviour, Sports Minister Vijay Goel suffered yet another foot-in-mouth moment on Sunday.
Well! Goel thinks that India won two gold medals at Rio.
Briefing Media on Rio heroes meet with PM Modi at 7RCR, Goel referred Silver and Bronze medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, respectively, as “Gold medallist”.
“Today the Khel Ratna awardee, Dhyan Chand awardees, Dronacharya awardees, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awardees met the Prime Minister. In that we also had two Rio ‘gold medallists’ P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik,” Goel told the media.
Here is the video:
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 28, 2016
The video soon went viral and drew reactions from Twitterati. Here are the reactions:
some1 is der to give a tough competition to alia bhatt @VijayGoelBJP
— Sankalp Pradhan (@sankalp_pradhan) August 28, 2016
Why Vijay Goel came back from Rio, Govt should have spent some more bucks and kept him out of India .. His Hangover is still not gone
— Lolwale (Olympian) (@sabkilengayab) August 28, 2016
“Rio Olympic Gold Medallists PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik met PM today- Vijay Goel”
Its Kejriwal fault, too many licensed liquor shops in Delhi!
— Arun Shourie (@MirrorShourie) August 28, 2016
Vijay Goel will give strong competition to Kapil Sharma in hosting a comedy show. #welcometocomedynightswithvijaygoel
— Nick Turrim (@mhanthung) August 28, 2016