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Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja stirred a massive controversy after he claimed that India's first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was in fact not a Pandit.

On Friday, Ahuja backed his statement by saying that Nehru used to consume pork and beef and hence he could not be called a Pandit. Ahuja went on to say that the prefix 'Pandit' was given to him by the Congress. 

"Nehru was not a pandit, one who ate beef and pork, cannot be a pandit. Congress has put pandit in front of his name," Ahuja was quoted as saying by ANI. 

Ahuja made this controversial statement when he visited the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. The Ramgarh MLA also rebutted Rajasthan PCC Chief Sachin Pilot's statement when he claimed that Rahul Gandhi visited many temples with his grandmother Indira Gandhi

"Rahul Gandhi has never visited temples with Indira Gandhi. If my claim is wrong, I will quit my post or Sachin Pilot should quit his post."

Gyan Dev Ahuja is no stranger to making controversial statements. Previously, he said that cow slaughter is a crime worse than terrorism because cows are treated as mothers in India.

When asked about the killing of a farmer named Pehlu Khan in the Alwar district in Rajasthan, he said, "We should not take the law into our hands. But we have no regret over his death because those who are cow-smugglers are cow-killers, sinners like them have met this fate earlier and will continue to do so," Ahuja was quoted as saying by Indian Express.