While BJP minister Satyapal Singh had claimed two days ago that Darwin's theory of evolution of man was wrong, his colleague, human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar has tried to set things right by snubbing the comments.
"I have already advised our MoS (minister of state) not to make comments that are not in our domain. We believe our scientists," Javadekar was quoted by The Telegraph as saying.
Singh had refuted Charles Darwin's theory claiming "nobody saw ape turning into man".
Singh had even suggested a debate with evolutionists over Darwin's theory of evolution of man.
Thankfully, as reported by The Telegraph, Javadekar has said that no such debate will take place.
PTI had reported Singh saying on Saturday, "Darwin's theory (of evolution of humans) is scientifically wrong. It needs to change in school and college curriculum. Since the man is seen on Earth he has always been a man."
"Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man," he had said.
Darwin's theory, published in the book The Descent of Man in 1871 had said that human beings and apes have a common ancestor.
This is not the first time BJP's ministers have made random scientific claims. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had maid claims that had no scientific basis.
Modi had claimed in 2014 that the people of ancient India had the knowledge of genetics and plastic surgery.
"We worship Lord Ganesha. There must have been some plastic surgeon at that time who got an elephant's head on the body of a human being and began the practice of plastic surgery," Modi had said.
Another MP from Gujarat had claimed in the Rajya Sabha in 2015 that cow dung could cure cancer.
"I am witness to it, cow dung and urine are a 100 per cent cure for cancer," Shankarbhai Vegad had said.
Perhaps Javadekar's remarks on Singh's claims will put to rest, once in for all, the bizarre claims of BJP's representatives and parliamentarians.