Rahul Gandhi rebukes two journalists throughout his first presser after disqualification6 min read
On Saturday, March 25, addressing a press convention for the primary time after he was disqualified as a Lok Sabha member on March 24, senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi misplaced his cool but once more, lashing out at two media individuals.
The press convention had been largely one-sided, with Rahul Gandhi accusing the federal government of silencing him over the Adani problem. However, when some reporters posed some seemingly probing questions regarding his defamation conviction which led to his expulsion, the Gandhi scion was noticed shedding his thoughts.
At first, the Gandhi scion, lambasted journalist Ravi Sisodia of CNN-News18 and known as him a BJP stooge when he questioned him about his conviction within the ‘Modi surname’ case, including that BJP has alleged that the comment was nothing in need of an insult to the OBC and the socially oppressed lessons of the nation.
“Aap itne straight BJP ke liye kyun kaam kar rahe ho, thoda discretion se karo yaar. Thoda ghoom ghaam kar poocho. (How is it that you’re so brazenly working from BJP, do it with some discretion. Don’t pose such direct questions, be diplomatic), he mentioned.
“If you want to work for the BJP, bring a BJP symbol and wear it on your chest,” Rahul lambasted. “Don’t pretend to be a pressman…Kyun hawa nikal gayi?” he additional mocked the journalist.
#WATCH | “Don’t pretend to be a pressman…Kyun hawa nikal gayi?”, says Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to a journalist questioning him on his conviction in ‘Modi surname’ case pic.twitter.com/SdaaUeraoy
— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2023
Soon after Rahul Gandhi’s press convention, a number of social media customers took to Twitter to reminisce about how these two journalists, whom the Gandhi scion rebuked and mocked in entrance of the complete media, are literally members of the Congress-friendly journalists’ brigade who’ve at all times written plaudits for the get together and its leaders.
Sharing screenshots of some of tweets by CNN-News18 journalist Ravi Sisodia the place he sang praises for ‘Rahul baba,’ journalist Pradip Bhandari tweeted in Hindi, which roughly interprets to, “Rahul Gandhi’s reprimanded journalist has long been a Congress supporter and in his ‘tight’ circle. People should take note that the godi media will be shown its proper status at the whims of their bosses.”
राहुल गांधी द्वारा फटकारे गये पत्रकार काफ़ी समय से कांग्रेस के समर्थक व उनके ‘क्लोज़’ में रहे हैं। जिसे देखना है देख लें – गोदी में बैठने वाली मीडिया ऐसी होती है, जिसे कभी भी उसकी हैसियत याद दिला दी जाती है। pic.twitter.com/JnOoXH1Ftw
— Pradeep Bhandari(प्रदीप भंडारी)🇮🇳 (@pradip103) March 25, 2023
Disgusted by the vanity proven by the Gandhi scion, journalist Pallavi Ghosh tweeted, “the two reporters who were targeted have covered the party for years – the only badge we carry and wear is our Mike …”
4 the 2 reporters who have been focused have lined the get together for years – the one badge we feature and put on is our Mike …
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) March 25, 2023
Pallavi Ghosh, who’s protecting the Congress get together for a very long time, mentioned that Ravi Sisodia can also be engaged on the Congress beat for the final 15 years. “The reporter who everyone is happily calling godi including those who flaunt, their lavish lifestyle and have a gyaan on everything – he has been covering the party for 15 years .. more than YOU have spent in reporting .. knows party in and out .. is appreciated by some .. and he is NOT GODI,” she mentioned, clarifying that Ravi Sisodia is a veteran Congress beat reporter and he’s actually not pro-BJP. It is notable that the time period ‘Godi media’ is used to imply media homes and homes who’re allegedly pro-government and pro-rulling get together.
The reporter who everyone seems to be fortunately calling godi together with those that flaunt , their lavish way of life and have a gyaan on every thing – he has been protecting the get together for 15 years .. greater than YOU have spent in reporting .. is aware of get together out and in .. is appreciated by some .. and…
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) March 25, 2023
Further expressing her displeasure over Rahul Gandhi accusing Sisodia of being a BJP agent. She additionally mentioned that there was no have to assault the journalist for the 2 questions he had requested, 1. BJP says you tore the ordinance and therefore you confronted the legislation 2. BJP says OBC has been disrespected. She additional added that whereas Congress leaders are saying that this was an awesome transfer by Rahul Gandhi, there are others who aren’t pleased about it.
Going by the Twitter timeline of Ravi Sisodia, it’s clear that there is no such thing as a trace of him being pro-BJP, whereas there are a number of tweets which point out his tilt in the direction of the Congress get together.
Below are some earlier tweets by CNN-News18’s journalist Ravi Sisodia, during which he couldn’t cease extolling the Congress get together and its prince, Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul’s finest speech but..
— Ravi Sisodia ರವಿ (@ravi27kant) January 17, 2014
Amethi mei Rahul baba ki jeet pakki..(No Modi wave in Amethi)
— Ravi Sisodia ರವಿ (@ravi27kant) May 3, 2014
After accusing the Congress-beat journalist of being a BJP agent, Rahul Gandhi then went on to embarrass controversial journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, insinuating that Sardesai generally works as his unofficial spokesperson.
While Rahul Gandhi continued his makes an attempt to ascertain a relationship between the businessman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, journalist Rajdeep Sardesai tried to interject, however the Gandhi scion coldly shut him up. He additionally mentioned that Rajdeep Sardesai speaks for himself generally. “Please let me finish Rajdeep, unless you want to answer it for me, which you do sometimes,” he remarked. Rajdeep Sardesai was visibly embarrassed by the feedback of Rahul Gandhi, which was caught on digicam.
The extraordinary bonhomie between @sardesairajdeep and Rahul Gandhi on the similar presser the place he nastily humiliated a journalist for asking a blunt query, speaks for itself.
He says Rajdeep solutions questions posed to Rahul.
Rajdeep be like
— Kanchan Gupta 🇮🇳 (@KanchanGupta) March 25, 2023
Rahul Gandhi’s comment on Rajdeep Sardesai uncovered what’s already extensively recognized, that the journalist has shut ties with the Congress get together. He commonly provides clear chits to Congress leaders concerned in controversies and brazenly helps Congress and different events against BJP. However, it’s to be seen how Sardesai takes this public embarrassment by Rahul Gandhi.
Nevertheless, this isn’t the primary time the Gandhi scion was seen shedding his thoughts at journalists. In September final yr, throughout his interplay with the media in Ernakulam in Kerala as a part of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi insulted a feminine journalist from NDTV as a result of the controversial media home at the moment was being acquired by the Adani group. Rahul Gandhi repeatedly advised the feminine journalist that she has a ‘new owner’ earlier than finally shifting on to not answering her unique query.
During the press convention, the journalist from NDTV, whose identify was not audible within the video, requested Rahul Gandhi why he was not operating for the publish of Congress president within the upcoming get together elections when he’s main the continued Bharat Jodo Yatra. But as an alternative of answering her query, Rahul Gandhi commented, “I believe you have a new owner”, with a smile on his face.
आज प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस के दौरान राहुल गांधी उद्योगपतियों की मशहूर जोड़ी के बारे में बात कर रहे थे। जब एक चैनल की पत्रकार ने उन्हें टोका तो सुनिये उन्होंने क्या कहा👇 pic.twitter.com/Ab5DmY0RGU
— Aadesh Rawal (@AadeshRawal) September 22, 2022
In December 2021, the senior Congress chief misplaced his cool but once more, lashing out on the media for asking him concerning the accountability of the Punjab lynching incidents.
In what had occurred, Gandhi had posted a tweet saying lynching was utterly unparalleled earlier than 2014. During his press convention, when a reporter requested Rahul Gandhi about his tweet and drew his consideration in the direction of the tragic deaths brought about within the lynching incidents in Punjab, a visibly irate Gandhi scion tried to fend off the uncomfortable questions by accusing the journalist of doing the Centre’s bidding. “Sarkar ki dalali mat kijiye(Stop doing Centre’s bidding), don’t distract from the issue,” Rahul mentioned when requested concerning the inaction over lynching incidents that passed off in Punjab over the previous couple of days.
Similarly, on August 12, 2021, senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi received irked when a journalist requested him a seemingly uncomfortable query and accused the journalist of being biased towards the opposition.
“Are you the government’s spokesman? Has the government asked you to say so? I am asking you. Are you the government’s spokesman? Do you work for the government?” The reporter replied, “I am from media,” to which Rahul mentioned, “You are not from media. You are the government’s employee. I will tell you the truth about the media. Let me tell you. Let me tell you,” Rahul Gandhi lambasted.