You would be surprised if one told you that the Earth was flat. You would be even more surprised if someone said that at a science convention. But what will blow your freaking mind is if that someone has the portfolio of the ministry of education and was an elected representative.
And luckily nobody in India has said that yet. But trust me, you never know when shit goes south. Especially when Indian politicians have made some of the most bizarre scientific claims in the recent past.
Huh, we can put those flat Earth believers to shame one day.