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Friday, July 07, 2017

An ordinary Indian wants to know

Take 2: A so-called firebrand television journalist who is a brand himself just a while back demanded to know in his talk show (now branded after his name as it is his channel now) why Hindus are being selectively targeted in Bengal under the present government citing the Basirhat incident. His pitch was high, oh so typical of him.

Really, is that the situation of the entire Bengal today? Have you got enough evidence (which you have a knack of flaunting before the camera) to back your statement?

Take 1: Same journalist, same channel. A few days ago. Now sitting a few feet away, face to face with the Chief Minister of UP. The journalist calmly demanded to know why the CM had said a few days back that 'Taj Mahal does not represent Indian culture'. The CM asked back "Tell me, what does 'Hindustan' mean?" and kept on repeating himself till the 'firebrand' journalist almost meekly answered "It does not mean the country belongs to only Hindus."

Why didn't he shut up the CM firmly (he wouldn't dare to do so remotely resembling the style in which he often shuts up/interrupts his guests on his talk show but he definitely could counter the CM in a civilized manner) and clarified that the word 'Hindustan' most certainly does not mean a country of Hindus?

What's wrong, Mr Goswami? Why is your famous voice of integrity not sometimes sounding like yours after you started your channel? An ordinary Indian citizen wants to know.

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