Friday, June 26, 2015

ArnabGate



The Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj-Vasundhara Raje Episode

All these little boys and girls who claim to have studied at grand Oxbridge or Columbia colleges and pass for editors on TV channels consistently demonstrate how uneducated and brainless they really are. On the night of June 25 Arnab Goswami, in his usual outrage, screamed at a BJP spokie (Shrikant Sharma) that if Lalit Modi (LM) can be helped on humanitarian grounds then possibly BJP might tomorrow help Dawood as well. There’s a problem here that the new Category4Moron Arnab refuses to see. Dawood is wanted for mass-murder, declared a terrorist and is a fugitive whereas none of that applies to LM.

You have the moronery to equate a wanted terrorist to someone who is on political asylum in the UK because of death threats that he fears in India. I am no fan of LM and I am not convinced he’s an angel in all this muck flying around. But to equate LM with Dawood to merely outrage over wanting the scalp of a minister is the kind of criminal journalism that passes in our media. AG is an ignoramus who cannot distinguish between two cases and will talk all kinds of nonsense like a little child who wants his chocolate. They may wear all the suits and lipstick but still remain uneducated. So what’s the case? Let’s see.

In the first one Sushma Swaraj, the EAM, is reported to have recommended travel documents for LM so that he can visit his ailing wife outside UK. This was on LM’s request. The UK govt considered LM’s request on recommendation of one of their MPs. Now, AG first LIED that his passport is revoked and therefore this was to circumvent LM’s need for a travel document. This lie fell flat on its face. GOI (UPA) had revoked his passport as he was wanted for questioning by the ED (though it baffles me why they didn’t revoke it before he went to the UK). Delhi HC restored his passport and told ED that questioning can also be done by video-conferencing. Yes (for the benefit of Congi idiots) and Arnab, in this day and age, if our SC can grant bail on mobile calls and video conferencing, then ED can also undertake questioning through video conference. No court, police or legal body has designated LM as a fugitive.

That India now has a policy of helping Indians when they are in trouble is a policy I applaud. We have seen that in Yemen, we have seen extraordinary effort to save one missionary from Afghanistan. What SS did was the right thing and should be done for any Indian as long as he is not a WANTED criminal. Arnab must attend classes with his friend AM Singhvi in his chambers to understand the distinction. However, SS shouldn’t have surrounded it with such secrecy which made it look like a clandestine act although no crime was committed.

How criminal is the agenda of the media and Congress? These folks compared SS' act with those of scamsters like A. Raja, Suresh Kalmadi and so on as if she had looted the nation's wealth like these and other politicians are accused of. They cannot tell the difference and that is why they are uneducated and can be purchased to push an agenda beyond reasonable sense.

The second issue is that of Vasundhara Raje, CM of Rajasthan, giving a clean bill of character to LM to secure some immigration or asylum rights. In that note she wants it not to be disclosed to Indian authorities and also mentions LM was being politically hounded and faced threats. A letter from a legislator helps get political asylum faster. This was done in 2011 when Raje was not the CM. Here too, there is no doubt about Raje having doled out a favour to LM and in secrecy. That’s the only problem – the secrecy. Indian politicians seem to be unable to put their political conflicts aside and boldly do what their conscience permits. If Raje had issued that certificate and informed GOI at that time of having issued it then it would have been perfectly alright. She might have been criticised strongly then instead of the flak she faces now. She richly deserves all the flak and brickbats she is getting. But she has broken no law.

The trashing that SS got in the media was excessive and in the case of VR it has gone on too long and can rightly be called a witch-hunt. All other channels criticised them too but it is Arnab whose moronery exceeded even his peanut–size legal knowledge and he started demanding resignations of these two ministers. Remember, the job of a journalist to report, present facts and let the political class demand or agitate for resignations. At best this C4M can say both ministers should resign. The GOI is not AG’s private backyard that he can scream “SACK VASUNDHARA NOW”. Who the hell are you? That’s exceeding your brief. And claiming that he’s a journo he has never learned that if you hound your targets beyond a point then the public develops sympathy for them. All these media morons have not learned anything from hounding Modi excessively for 12 years.

The other thing is that there is no corruption involved in these episodes and no money was given or taken. Also, which law have these ladies broken? If there was some law that they had broken then our media would have quoted Section 666 or Section 786 or something. I have not heard of anyone in the media or in the Opposition claiming they broke laws. So both SS and VR do deserve a severe reprimand and caution but the demand for their resignation for so many days goes beyond mere principles. It unquestionably suggests and indicates an agenda.

Arnab has a history of hounding people with an agenda of seeking scalps. There was the Nitin Gadkari hounding which lasted for a month. There was this N Sreenivasan hounding which lasted 21 days. There have been others too. In the case of Gadkari all of it turned out to be nothing but a “Supari” hit job. In case of Sreenivasan, many indicated the agenda was because of conflict between TOI and BCCI. Sreenivasan continues to be in some position or the other in Indian cricket. After the world cup he wanted to hound MS Dhoni out and got severely trashed on Twitter. Whether SS or VR stay or go is none of my concern. But the media and Congress claiming “moral” grounds is like Al Capone preaching Prohibition.

All of Arnab’s mindless bitching has gotten nowhere. I am sure Arnab knows this and therefore he pounces on any and every little firecracker and screams “It’s a bomb, it’s a bomb”. People don’t find it funny anymore and none of his silly hashtags trend on Twitter either. At the end of it all, maybe in a year, when we thoroughly scrutinise every witch-hunt (going beyond news reporting) Arnab has carried out we will find most of them were damp squibs and the only real scandal would be ArnabGate.
  

89 comments :

  1. WOW! What a wonderful piece. I do not regret nor complain about the long wait since your last piece or my sleeplessness last night. Thanks for reflecting views of many like me...I feel, it is time you have your own news Channel to strip such people daily. Regards - KRV

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    1. The author also need to bring in former editor of TOI Mr Padgaonkar's free junket with ISI agent Mr Fai, every time he writes about Times now channel.

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    2. Right.Refer to the shamelessness of MSM and TOI.Same DP has written a piece" in TOI questioning SS for her act of helping an Indian citizen.

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  2. I have always maintained that educated Indians are a bad advertisement for education and universities like Oxford, Cambridge etc should have the provision to strip such highly 'educated' Indians of their degrees. Education only turns Indians into scamsters, fraudsters, crooks or other white collar criminals.No wonder the real gems of India are 'uneducated' by the standards of the likes of mediacrooks. Anna Hazare, NaMo, Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar, and so many others. Thank God for 'uneducated' Indians, they give us reasons to take pride in India.

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    1. Please do not equate education with wisdom Education can teach you How to write but not what to write However,these foreign educated do look down upon Indian educated especially if they studied English literature abroad. That is why they have not come to terms with PM Modi. Our job is to expose them

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    2. Being educated in the West does not by itself turn you into a deracinated zombie. Being weak-willed, unable to think independently and susceptible to low self-esteem contributes more to that danger.

      This concept applies generally to *any* kind of mental conditioning.

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  3. Either media media does not know what reporting is, or is willfully ignoring it. Instead of reporting news - narration of facts related to an event - they invent and inflame passions, and accuse public figures of illegal acts without a shred of relevant evidence. Neither elected by viewers, nor appointed by elected officials, anchors see themselves as the plaintiff, defense lawyer, and judge to indict any public person. Power without requisite knowledge or accountability. And no hope of return to sanity as each channel becomes more strident in the chase for ratings.

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    1. Is there a public interest body or person that can sue Times Now for disinformation, spreading outright falsehoods, defamation for 100 crores damages. I am prepared to contribute towards the legal costs should somebody take it up.

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    2. Suggestion to I & B Ministry (thought the current minister is useless one) : Govt. to appoint an OMBUSDMAN in each city - and atleast 4 in big cities. The Ombudsman has the same power as a Magistrate if not a Judge - to suspend the License of a TV news Channel / Newspaper / News-magazine - if any section of Public challenges the authenticity of the news / Opinions / fake stories reported. The Ombudsman can summon the Owner / MD of the Channel in question to his office and seek Clarifications / explanations / source of such news. If they can not provide Satisfactory explanations - they can be FINED for Rs.10 Crores in the first instant PLUS publish an APOLOGY at the same Place where that news item was Published / Same Spot (& time) on the TV channel. For second Offence - the fine should be Rs. 50 Crores & for 3 offence Rs. 100 Crores. Fourth Offence - the License to be CANCELLED.
      IF this is set in motion - I am sure NO TV NEWS CHANNEL will dare to report or Debate Fake stories / Agendas.

      The whole Press & TV channels may cry of EMERGENCY measures - but this is the only way forward to curb the menace of Fake stories propagating on TV / Newsprint.

      I hope I sounded legal & logical.

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    3. When conscience is clear don't fear for any such bastards

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  4. Agreed . Idiotic behavior by both ministers. However buffoonery by C4M plumbs new depths every night on news two hours

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  5. Arnab is a classic coward...the kind that are extra-aggressive to hide the fact they are pissing in their pants. Time is ripe for some channel to start programmes based on facts and intellugent debates. News Channels today are just as noisy and silly as Hindi movies in the late 80s-early 90s 😣

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  6. Excellent! Bang on target as usual. Certainly vested interests hv motivated the presstitutes to cause this spam of a puported scam.

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  7. Arnab is only doing supari hit job with anyone connected in Modi's govt is no secret.Media trial is over.As u rightly said media's job is to report let Govt take action if necessary.Excellent piece,must read!

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  8. We the common men need to know how honest these media guys are. They should declare that they hold no black money in India or abroad and allow voluntarily ED to totally verify their prosperity during last 10 years. Once this is done then we can believe what they say and that they are not purchased Presstitutes.

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  9. Oxbridge educated journos, babus and politicos can be purchased. That's the bottom line.

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  10. Imagine the most hardened of presstitutes Coupta that too on NDTV openly stated that Lalit Modi is NOT a fugitive and has no charges against him - thus demolishing the entire media argument!! When such is the case, it is shocking to see BJP spokesmen not having the courage to take on Arnab. Atleast GVL Rao takes some sarcastic digs, others don't take the attack back to him.

    Will any of the BJP spokesmen have the guts to raise Lalit Modi's allegations against Vineet Jain? That and the taint on Navika in the Essar leaks will be enough to deflate Arnab's balloon, but it is sad that BJP has a disastrous media policy, thanks to which they will continue to be humiliated by media crooks like Arnab.

    Sadder part is that no BJP spokesman had the guts to talk about how Sonia and Pappu had fled India. It was left to MR Venkatesh to raise this issue. When CON and their media pals screw BJP day in and out, it is pathetic to see that BJP is totally incapable of returning the favour.

    If BJP doesn't grow the b**s (sorry!!) to take on corrupt media, we will be back to a 2004 situation in 2019 with Jaitley giving interviews to Barkha as LOP.

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    1. you are not getting the point. Arnab doesnt allow BJP spokesman or anyone on the panel who want to take on him. He ives more time to those who toe his line. He is the school master on his program so no BJP spokesman can do anything. Like AAP did for some channels BJP should boycott his program or ask for a specific time slot. Actually on his shows everyone barks nothing to listen for sensibility.

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  11. They were looking for a scam but stumbled on impropriety . Now they want to use it to destabilize and malign Modi before Bihar elections. Watching him wear a self righteous halo along with Navika, lecturing and hectoring people is more of a comedy show than news. Let him continue. What's obvious is that Times Grp has a larger agenda. And as you say the longer he hound the better for those he is hounding.

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  12. Ravi, super blog and worth the wait. It is high time you started a channel use Government's new schemes for finance how about it.

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    1. Dear promilaji, I second your suggestion of broadcasting a news channel by media crooks. Like you I am also a regular basis visitor of this site. Funding will not be a problem as I am sure there are many admirers like me to contribute to save our nation from the clutches of these c4m. Internet is not accesssible to every one and more so today the young genx have left the habit of reading . They mostly enrich their grey matter by viewing these criminal news channels. Its high time we unmask these corrupt so called journos. Dear Ravinar kindly let us know what is the hindrance in broadcasting a news channel.

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    2. Ravinar, Thank you for your service to this country through your dedicated efforts to expose the corrupt sickulars, Congis, media crooks and presstitutes, all of whom are making a concerted effort at looting this country of its civilization, ethos and wealth. Your single handed effort is raising the consciousness of people around these issues.

      Starting a traditional news broadcasting channel maybe out of bounds, BUT ...

      Fed up with the MSM in the US, Cenk and company started The Young Turks, a talk show program on YouTube. And what a successful run it is having. I believe that if you start a talk show channel on YouTube, it would galvanize legions of people to create as much impact or more as your MC blog is. Newslaundry attempted to do this through Clothesline, but it is a joke, just an entertaining inane show. No wonder there is little traction with viewers.

      Starting such a talk show channel on YouTube would cost a bit in terms of procuring equipment and expertise, as well as time and resources required to do a regular show. If a fund raising effort was carried out, I am sure readers of MC would be more than happy to pitch in. Please consider this suggestion, I am feeling that it could have a magnifying effect in reclaiming what is right for this country.

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    3. Recently a RW channel JANAM went on air in Kerala.It is proving to be a great boon for the fast diminishing Hindu population of the state. Was surprised to know,on a daily basis, the number of secular conspiracies that are going on clandestinely in the state. Both the ruling and opposition dispensations in Kerala are of the sickular variety. Hence none of the conspiracies against the majority come out in the open.BJP will b well advised to cobble up a MSM channel if it has to survive the onslaughts from sickular media.

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  13. Chief supariwala #SuparimallJain ki jay!
    Yeh PorkSwami to ek Jyada hai.

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  14. We have protested enough against these supari journalists but they are still going one without any change. We should look at how to control & punish such wilful fraud/lies/agenda-driven misuse of media space. If the civil society or goverment or both do not control this menace now, it is going to do irreparable damage to the country. And that day is not far now...

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  15. dear sir, 4th june to 26th june was worth a wait......how i wish i could write like you. regards.

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    1. Amazing !!!

      Here question is of Sushma not conducting right thing and you are writing about Arnav Goswami's education and you like it wah ...

      Hate politics is at it's top and I can see this getting country south in morality.

      Rajnath etna gamand me - NDA me koi Estifa nahi hota !!! correct he is right actually - they always find a government person and fire him but no politician ever gets responsible in this government.

      Secondly question is straight

      Did Sushma did any wrong doing ? YES at her position she cannot hide or go behind back of Country India - this is clear.
      Did Vasundhara did wrong ? YES she took money and deposit in party fund that is why party is not able to say anything.

      Now you guys are trying to findout what is Arnav Goswami's education is? Be Indian say right to right and wrong to wrong.

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    2. Understand this. It is perfectly correct to investigate whether what Raje / Swaraj have done is correct, if they have committed a crime, whether there should be consequences for it, and so on. And I hope BJP show maximum scrutiny over every little action of their members.

      But only those who are genuine have the credibility to raise such questions. Those who have a history of lies, deceit, dishonesty, criminality and self-interest (or some subset thereof) can go jump in the lake. Their squawkings can only be attributed to yet more self-interest rather than genuine concern for honesty. So why the hell should anyone listen to these scumbags?

      This includes Congress slaves, AAP drones and egotistic frauds like Arnab Goswami. Listening to their pontifications is akin to being lectured on interior design by a lager-swilling vagrant who lives in a trashcan.

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    3. With that logic in India nobody can question anyone. Only people like myself who don't andorse any party can raise the question but there is noone to back them up.

      This raise next question -

      What is the volume of scam required by BJP after which they will behave responsible and not say Congress name.

      For example if Congrass did 4,00,000 Cr. worth of scam in 60 years means around 6000 per year so by your logic congress should not ask question before scam by BJP cross after this limit per year.

      I think BJP promised scam free government and responsibility to scrutiny that with honesty not by justifying 10/- share to 96,000 as normal transaction - that is truly a shame for supporters and voters including myself.

      I don't care what previous governments have done - enough of talking about them - it was nice in the beginning but not that is repeating and seems like hiding behind.

      People selected this government on promises not as just a "other" option.

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  16. Good you put the things in perspective.Otherwise even level headed people get carried away by this MSM's agenda led propaganda.Interesting thing is Times Now is not talking about or denying the authenticity of the mails Lalit Modi is sharing on SM which he claims he exchanges with Vineet Jain.Arnab or Navika Kumar have not reacted to Sushma Swaraj's tweet about Navika or to the information on SC about 25 Cr 'loan' she received from Niira Radia.

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  17. there is a method in madness of AG.two principal parties are pitted against each other.one today another tomorrow.today's villain are tomorrow's saints. and Ag knows that followers of one party will watch continuously his channel when he is hounding the other and thus ensuring TRP everyday. Anybody who resign on his demand is a fool.He had fooled many. But then NAMO is not a fool!!

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  18. Amongst those barking in the TV stations, I am yet to see a legal paper saying 'Lalit Modi is a fugitive'. So, rest the case.

    And anyway, other 'realty channels' like StarPlus, Zee, Sony, Vijay, Bindas, etc.... would have to go to complain invoking of MRTP Act, 1969 against these so-called news channels. That, there’s hardly anything real between them, while former agrees so to viewers, the latter still adjudicate themselves that they are news channels and earn more viewership!!

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  19. Excellent piece as always !!!
    Thanks for confirming that UPA revoked his passport.

    2 points i would like to mention.
    1) Who took this interview - Rajdeep. That explains everything.
    2) LM have common surname with the PM. One more chance to flash news to every minute "Modi said so and so" to confuse viewers.

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  20. Wonderful piece. All BJP bigwigs need to read and try to understand.

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  21. Vasundhara Raje's son is involved in murky financial dealings with Lalit Modi.. She cant claim that she just helped a political refugee.. Helping her will come back to bite BJP in the a**.. Sushma Swaraj did not do anything wrong..

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  22. I was waiting for such a hard hittig piece for quite some time..watching the circus clown make an ass of himself on primetime tv was highly irritating..but why such a long delay after ur last article...dude 20 odd days in btween two blogs is not healthy for our democracy..anywas brilliant piece as ever

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  23. Only time I remember his hastag trended was after his interview with NaMo before elections. If some kind of survey is to be conducted, I'm sure those who watch Times Now regularly will have a short life span. It is disgusting to watch TN and Arnob.
    Lines they display as breaking news, expose, blah blah is a laughing stock. BJP need some one like Swamy, Lekhi to take on that Barknob.

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  24. i agree with you Deepak. I wonder why BJP do not have a media cell which collects the charges made against them baselessly and argue against it with evidences. For example, Christian church attacks just before Delhi election, when it was proved that this was not handiwork of Hindu right-wingers; the news was not given as much publicity that it had deserved. Arnab, Barkha, Sardesai's- husband- have any of these guys done a program which is praiseworthy i.e. the visit and the reason behind Modi's visit to South Asian countries to secure our borders? Alas, our media has reduced to large scale garbage collectors..

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  25. Arnab's downfall has begun. In fact, he himself started it by trying to "remove" Sushma Swaraj from the ministry, because Arnab Goswami didn't like Sushma's face. Buxom Navika Kumar too suffered huge loss of face by taking on Sushma, because all her Radiagate and Essar spying things tumbled out on twitter in hundreds of tweets.

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  26. Look,i agree that it was really stupid of Arnab Goswami to compare Lalit Modi with Dawood Ibrahim..but the truth is that Lalit Modi IS a fugitive..if our PM wants then he can easily bring LM back in India and sack the ministers who misused their office.He promised us that he will provide us good governance without any corruption or lie.."Na khaunga na khane dunga".That's what he said last year,didn't he?

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    1. "Kis Ne Khaya? Kya Khaya?" Did Sushma ask British government to bend its rules? As an External affair Minister, did she have power to say to the British Gov. that as per their rule if they issued travel document to LM, our bi-lateral relation will not be affected? That is all she did.

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  27. Hi Ravi, nice article. There are many like minded people who will support your crusade against MSM spreading blatant lies. My best wishes to you!!!

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  28. What is I&B ministry there for? To help media spread False news and Propaganda , be it against anyone.. One thing that is good is, Media PIG Arnab has done is through his screaming on this Non issue of LM, he will go into irrevelance soon. People have started realizing slowly about the Lies he generates. Only Swamy and Smriti can strip him Naked on his own SHOW.. Other BJP Spokies are Plain idiots who give themself to this moron to play around with.. Media should be free and should be accountable also. But JAITLEY hardly cares for these non financial issues , as he is always protected by Lutyen's Media.. If such a Non issue where even Raje signing doc does not seem to be any wrong done, can be made such an issue, what will happen if Some real scam happens, Arnab and his tribe can get a heart attack in Joy!!

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  29. All said and done, I have no clue what BJP is doing. How Rajdeep-Sagarika-Barkha made big bungalows. What are the funding sources of Times news network.
    Why it didn't go for probing Vadra deals with vigor. What about Ford foundation dealings with AAP.
    Why aren't they sending better spoke person who can go for a kill like Subramaniom Swamy kicking Arnab's ass.
    I have so many why, I think I will never get any answer to.

    If BJP really have good intentions, it has to go for a kill with prestitutes, being soft has never worked and it will surely kick them out after 2019, Arnab will keep shouting after that also.

    Guys go for kill, all is in your hand. Don't stay like Mr Bajpayee, the world is just not fair enough!

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    1. Rahul, as Ravinar suggested, more unfair the media attacks, the more sympathy BJP/NaMo gets.

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    2. Rahul, as Ravinar suggested, more unfair the media attacks, the more sympathy BJP/NaMo gets.

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  30. There is an outright conflict of interest issue in both Sushma Swaraj and Raje's case. Or the concept of conflict of interest not arise in the case of politicians - especially the 'clean' non-corrupt BJP waalas???

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  31. 1. Lalit Modi is an absconding Indian citizen
    2. The ED had issued a notice to Lalit Modi for foreign exchange violations - a notice circulated to all Indian ports and airports for his arrest upon arrival
    3. Sushma Swaraj, as foreign minister, intervenes on this citizen's behalf
    4. Swaraj's husband and daughter are working for Lalit Modi - he is their client
    5. "Humanitarian Grounds" - what utter nonsense
    6. Conflict of interest for Swaraj - definitely
    7. Swaraj was well aware. She didn't even inform her foreign secretary

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    1. @Rekha

      You may hold your opinion on other things but there is no arrest warrant for Lalit Modi and he has not been declared absconding. If the Delhi court asked ED to hold a video conference what rubbish makes you say he is absconding? If he was absconding or there was an arrest warrant the court would equally issue summons. Lalit Modi is no great man but this is the distortion that is being wrongly peddled by media. And it is correct both Sushma and Vasundhara should not have acted in the manner they did in such secrecy,

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    2. No arrest - the question simple

      Sushma -> Not following procedure, if a bureaucrat does that probably fired and prosecuted - I think minister should be more responsible.
      Vasundhara -> "Do not tell to Indian Authorities" the letter is accepted.

      I think if Sushma is a mistake have to step down gracefully. If Vashundhara agree the letter - too bad. Over that when finance minister who should investigate 10 rs shares going to 96100 rs he is defending so funny. They are making fun of people.

      Now in all this if we discuss education of Arnav Goswami god bless us. Anyway saying against BJP is sign of "frustration" so yes people who elected them should be and are frustrated by seeing senior leaders defending wrong doing when they said "zero tolerance" if Arnav is wrong what about BJP representative who are not able to defend only answers is "so what?" – so yes this is “real” frustrating.
      Someone will going to file the case and that will be suppressed so zero tolerance just for other parties and normal public especial for BJP.

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  32. Ravi conveniently decides to skip core issues, nepotism and abuse of authority by SS and the conflict of interest when her hubby and daughter are free legal aids for LM. Next is the investment by LM in the company run by VR son. Lastly why LM is targeting VR and AJ

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    1. @ Rekha, @ Raghupathiv: Conflict of interest arises only when a minister uses her position to pressure or influence foreign government to bend its rules to do somebody a favor. Apparently, if you don't see humanitarian angle in Lalit Modi's travel papers, no point in educating you. Lalit Modi enjoys 'Innocent until proven guilty' like any other citizen. You guys should be raising hell about anti-BJP leaders cozying up with proven criminal Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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  33. Very soon this fuming and ferreting will become thing of the past.People are getting fed up with such screaming about non issues - day in and day out.You are also right about stupidity of these morons.They haven't learnt anything from 12 years' of Modi rule in Gujarat.That happened in spite of being hounded by these same morons.So more they clamour for this or that head more resolute will become the voters to vote BJP in.

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  34. I am new to his blog , so I read his previous one on APSC. More or less what I have been posting on my wall. But in this blog , I see a pattern to.bye pass glaring mistakes that any one can see. An ardent supporter of Bjp, cho ramasamy, was forth right in his observations. Perhaps Ravi van take a leaf or two from him.

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  35. American laud them for they do intense research to pick up some illegal in everyones life - Soccer, IMF Chief who lost the job, or Indian IT companies on VISA issues or Rajat Gupta case or Rajarathnam case.....etc., anyone making money in America and that person is alien or not a native american, then they will ensure to create enough hell to drive them out and to close their business so that only americans survive or left in the country.

    Do not what stops BJP govt. in ruthlessly put all Khangress and other moles in govt include the recent public prosecutor who became a media saint lately, should put them behind bars or give taste of their own medicine.

    Unfortunately, the govt is lost to individuals, Khangress sold the nation to individuals, BJP govt surviving on individuals who are anathema to the very stand of being nationalist, thereby defeating its cause. Such people irrespective of their support in BJP should be shown the door and penalized to the extent of applicable law.

    Devise new laws and create a frame of protection for nationalist and all those anti-india media channels to fall in line. Make it compulsory for media channels to be 75% indian ownership and tap all phones and monitor every call of these media people forget about laws, just be ruthless. India needs it now.
    Defence documents are in public domain, entire Indian activities are in the domain of media channels, and these media channels have no national feeling.
    See if USA can do it in the name of democracy by tapping every suspected phone, then no body cried foul, so Indian can also do it much better.

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  36. I am upset and ashamed that BJP mishandled the media and allowed the media go gaga over a non-issue.

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  37. NO one in BJP talks why they cannot pass bills by calling a joint session of parliament, show boldness, India is with you, forget the lame duck President, he will fall in line.
    Should you win the majority in the state elections, make a refrendum to change the rigid constitution to make it flexible and by pass the parliament which is currently has uneducated opposition.

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  38. Like any citizen, Lalit Modi enjoys being considered innocent until proven guilty. Can such 'not yet proven guilty' innocent person deserve humanitarian consideration? Of course he does. That is exactly Sushma did for Mr. Modi. She did not ask British Gov. to bend its rules. Hence no impropriety there. Vasundhra Raje had been family friends of Lalit Modi family long before Lalit got in trouble. So can Ms. Raje help family friend? Why not?
    Now compare that to Lalu Prasad Yadav. He was charged, convicted and sent to jail. Still anti-BJP leaders are clamoring to not just shake his hands, but embrace this criminal. Even Congress party leaders are about to embrace this proven criminal. Why Arnab is not asking for the resignation of Nitish Kumar? But to pea-brain Arnab, any anti-BJP criminal is not a criminal, but 'not yet proven guilty' innocent is equivalent to murder.

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  39. With the exception of Namo and a few others, BJP politicians are no better or worse than others. This includes Vajpayee, Advani, Swaraj, RS Prasad, Naidu and above all A. Jaitley the champion of all Lutyenites. These people manipulate the emotions of nationalists and devout people and betray them. Baba Ramdev went from house to house canvassing for Modi, now its 'tu kaun main kaun' to him. Jaitley is the defacto PM and his hold on Modi is intriguing. Modi has done good work in foreign affairs, in India it is one abhiyaan after another. The crooked media and sickulars are not being challenged, let alone punished for their blatant lies and corruption. U turns on many fronts like Netaji, NH, NDTV, 1962, Vadra, black money. History repeating itself. Indians lack the killer instinct. Indira had it but she was totally power hungry and did not use it for the benefit of the nation. Still have hope in Modi, but Jaitley is no good.

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    1. Absolutely, Jaitley is the biggest mole who will sink the ship unless removed immediately. He protects Gandhi family in NH and who knows how many more cases.. Unless Swamy like Nationalist and Anti Congress person is put in charge of FM, BJP is definitely doomed with Jaitley by 2019..

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  40. I am not happy with this piece. A question of propriety is raised. Just because there were lot such cases in the past, let this too go away cannot be an answer. I am sure that the author is not happy with his defensive write up.

    The fact of the matter is that we should defend. But then, let us defend the issue by owning the responsibility to some extent. Congress screwed up this country for over 60 years with other regional parties. BJP too did not fail on their part.

    NM is supposed to deliver. The present case is a blessing in disguise. NM should get over this and get over effectively. Let him appoint Ministers of his choice and do good to lift up this country. Everything will be forgotten. And finally, let us have few strong spokes person in the TV channel who can swallow persons like Goswamies. It is unfortunate that some of the present BJP’s spokes persons are mediocre.

    Look at Kapil Sibal. Goswamy will never raise his voice against Sibal. Do we have such a personality in BJP?

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    2. @Sid

      Dont come like a beggar here and whine. You have been told before you are not welcome here. All others criticise but get to stay.. Someone who heaps absues for lack of argument is unwelcome here. Youve been told that before. Now if that doesnt get through your skull then youre a bigger moron than I thought.

      YOU ARE UNWELCOME HERE. So get out and stay out.

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    3. Thankas very much. Will never again. You are the be all and end all. Love

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  41. The subject for this fortnight should have been the deliberate insult to Hindu spirituality through Yoga by the Catholic gang of Sonia,Rahul and that rabid Priyanka.Even while some Muslims participated on Yoga Day,the entire Catholic fraternity ,led by the Gandhi family indulged in hurting Hindu sentiments by going away from the country.Arnab Goswami will not allow any debate on that.The root cause of incessent insults to Hindus stems from the fact that almost all participents and the anchor on English news channels are from Catholic educational institutions.Just a lonely Sambit Patra has to counter 6 others including Arnab Goswami.BJP goverment should stop giving license to Catholic groups to start educational institutions.

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  42. Arnab Goswami should take lessons from true investigative journalists like Arun Shourie,Chitra Subramaiam etc.He thinks just ranting and raving will force a decision on Raje as per his conviction.To say the least,Arnab is annoying and in fact he has become a joke.

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  43. I fully agree and endorse the opinion expressed here. Arnab is creating news through false statements and misusing his privilege as a journalist. in fact his journalistic skills are completely absent. His debates are actually platforms for him to express his own opinion. He needs to attend journalist classes once again. I also agree that BJP spokes persons especially Sambit Patra looked pathetic taking insults from Arnab and Navika. BJP should either hit back effectively in the debates or simply not attend such fake debates.

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  44. Arnab is more like the ringmaster of a cheap circus than am actual journalist. Problem is that underneath the fake bravado he displays when criticised he knows it and doesn't care. As long as the visitors keep streaming to the Big Top.

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  45. Why can't DD be used by the Govt to reply to the crooked shouts if the paid media ?

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  46. Media is exasperated for being sidelined which they deserve.
    Modi is showing signs of an inability to speak or act out the public discourse. Integrity matters.

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  47. well said. At odd times if I feel sleepy I watch Shows like Arnab's news Hour and other discussion programs on MSM both in Hindi and English on Youtube. That is the only purpose which makes me to be awake and do something useful. I watch for about 5 to 10 minutes and then get fully awake and do my stuff. Bottom line. these discussions do not have any substance and are just rattling.

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  48. Excellent insight as usual. But there seems to be a case of money laundering between lalit modi and vasundara raje. I was hoping you would throw some more light on this and may be debunk the story going around. This hasn't really happened in the article. A little disappointed.would love to know your thoughts on this

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    1. If that happened, it would not have happened in last three years as Lalit had been totally out of the country. If it happened when Congress (Gehlot) was running the government, do you really believe Congress would let such case go uninvestigated?

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  49. Why only Arnab, why forget NDTV, NewsX & some Hindi some channels?

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  50. i disagree. lalit modi is indeed a fugitive from justice and what about the money trial from lalit modi to vasundhara via dushyanth ?

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    1. Yes this stupid self proclaimed investigative author thinks he knows all the dealings between LM and Dushyanth. What justifies buying RS 10 share for RS 90,000?? Nothing... it is pure bribe. They must be brought to books. I feel Arnab's anger is just a reflection of mine but people misunderstand him.

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  51. There are three important angles to Sushma & Raje cases.

    1. Propriety and probity angle
    2. Violation of statutory and legal rules
    3. Receiving/offering kickbacks

    The inferences that I have drawn with the help of this article are as under:

    > No political party in India is a holy cow that it can teach or practise propriety and probity and hence parties claiming high moral grounds on these accounts is just funny.

    > If Sushamaji & Ms Raje violated or flaunted any statutory and legal rules, anyone can file a legal suit and initiate a judifical process. So far, I have seen media crooks and political pimps running kangaroo courts than approaching the courts. Thus I feel that there is not much substance left in these cases that can involve Indian judicial system.

    > In Sushmaji's case there are no direct proofs available for kickbacks. I am nore sure whether the professional fees received by her husband and daughter who acted as legal consels for Lalit Modi can amount to "kickbacks."

    > In Ms Raje's case, there seems to be a financial angle that looks suspicious! Such transactions might be "technically" correct but such technical accuracy may not add up to the 'clean image' that NaMo wants to create.

    Barring this, whatever the campaign that media crooks are conducting is unfair and uncalled for. If they have the guts to bring good to the society and the country let them run a campaign against the illegal detention of Col. Purohit.

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    1. Ms. Raje has stated that her family and Lalit Modi family have been friends for a long time. If and when Lalit Modi invested in Dushyant's company is very important. Friends invest in friend's company all the time. Do you believe if there was any wrong doing involved would go uninvestigated by Congress Sarkar, which was running Rajasthan at that time?

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    2. Dear Phanibhushanji, the point that I have raised abut Dushyanth-Lalit Modi financial transactions was not about 'technicalities' or 'legalities.' It was about 'transparency.' I understand that those transactions were made with their own money which puts the case to rest.

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    3. It does not put the case to rest... what justifies buying RS. 10 share for RS 90,000? It is ridiculous. It is pure bribe. Do know what is the cost per share of Google? $523 which is still lesser than his company's share by 60,000. So stop talking nonsense and blindly supporting these political goons. Do you know how much time it takes for us middle class to earn 23 crores? 4-5 Life times.. working 5 days a week and around 4 L per annum.

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  52. Good article. For the past two weeks media especially timesnow are having no matter to cover than this. I stopped watching all the TV chanalles. Arnab is loosing all his credits. He things that he is the holy cow and super human being.
    But in the same way our Government should waste no time in brining Lalit Modi to books and law and shut all these persons mouth with action. i am praying strongly for that and hopeful our PM and team will deliver this soon... All the best

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  53. Being one of person privy to the original idea of IPL, later the idea viral when the existing BCCI league members plagiarized it to their mental thinking, it was then known from day one that it is based on speculation, gambling and betting and not on fair play.
    While the spectators enjoyed the game, players playing to gallery, with largest bidder deciding who will win the match and make money in betting.
    Such money is channelised through Sahara Group and other murky operatives.
    It is known in the industry by everyone, but unwilling to reveal or speak the truth.
    The IPL is all about corrupt practices, which has its genesis in european soccer clubs.
    So is the Sahar Group, which was backroom channels for corrupt money, but none of the journalists nor media channels including Supreme Court are silent, just playing behind the blind screens without knowledge to the general public.

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  54. In the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament, it is for sure that Opposition would disrupt the parliament proceedings, BJP to device strategy by collecting data on what generic topics that each party actively participated in parliament and how many days and hours that went waste.
    Plus expose each person in Opposition of their vested interest and see how the Opposition have become hurdle in nation's progress.
    BJP has to device counter strategy to make sure opposition stays in parliament even by force.

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  55. Dushyant singh and Raje have much to answer.. but what Sushma Swaraj has done as EAM is good job... (including lalit and his wife's travel documents) The worse Part is that Times now (especially) and other channels are Calling that This is the First scam of NaMo Govt.... Really?? It all happened Long BEFORE NaMo was Even Declared a PM candidate for BJP for 2014 LS elections.. and still they are calling it a Narendra Modi govt's scam.... (in fact Arnab ranted on his TV channel that they had broken UPA's first scam on TV in 13 Monts, and now NDA Govt scam is being broken (#lalitGate ) in 13 months too.... What rubbish... this only shows desperation of Indian Media....and SS's Husband and Daughter were Lalit Modi's Lawyers Long Before Sushma became Foreign Minister.... So shoudl they have given up all their clients?? or Sushma swaraj shouldn't have accepted EAM job??

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  56. first I declare that I am a NaMo & BJP supporter, but have never lost objectivity. . following crosses my mind in this whole issue. - 1. very likely that LALIT modi DID do the IPL scam.. 2. It was very wrong on Raje's part to help him...3. Dushyant-Lalit deal should be credibly investigated without political interference. 4. The congress was definitely using lalit modi as pawn and shooting over his shoulder to target Raje. otherwise the probe agajnst lalit modi would have seen some progress and in 4 years the demand for extradition should have been made. 5. even a sitting supreme court judge had found merits in lalit modi's claim(Google "Former SC judge pitched for ex-IPL czar Lalit Modi extend his stay in UK" and read India today article). 6. BJP has been bitten once and suffered heavy loss in Karnataka elections when they forced yediyurappa to step down and he split the party so they are once bitten twice shy. because they got punished for removing someone who was facing allegations of corruption. 7. because people are stupidly voting for cast, religion etc. having said that. 8. arnab goswami and times now are shouting that they have unearthed MODI GOVT's first scam... my dear justice arnab, can you please tell your viewers when did IPL scam happen? when did Dushyant Lalit deal happen? when did Lalit Modi run out of India? it happened when Congress was on power in Rajasthan and in Centre. 9... Theese are NOT scams of Namo or Raje govt era. so scam charges against NaMo GOVT won't stick. 10. I know lot of people are desperate that something should stick to NaMo per se, but looks like NaMo govt as such is Teflon coated & no mud is sticking. 11. independent thinking people are not fools that they will believe that whatever times now and arnab will say is the sole truth, and it will be taken as truth without checking facts... yes, Sushma's prev dealings with lalit modi should be investigated, but that happened long before NaMo govt came to power... and Sushma's decision to help lalit modi for his wife's cancer syrgery is in no doubt was on humanitarian grounds. 12. people have just forgotten her prompt action in MEA matters and her decisions when govt evacuated thousands from IRAQ, YEMEN & NEPAL...was there any lalit modi involved then? or it was done on Humanitarian grounds.. and to help indians?... Sushma's issue is classsic case of media getting carried away. 1st by unnecessarily cerating problem in Nepal.. by asking questions to public which showed Nepal govt in poor light and tried to project indians as saviours.. resulting in PR disaster and showed India in poor light... then unnecessarily prolonged debated on Myanmar terrorist hot persuit..and now they are blaming that political chest thumping leading to end of further cooperation by Myanmar govt.. Indian govt had duty to inform its citizens.. regarding the hot pursuit of terrorist in Myanmar, but its media which debated it for days..in the want of TRP & spoiled environemnt. so Media Grow up... I had written same comment on Times of India.. online forum... but got repeatedly blocked.. I wonder Why... I guess they should rename the paper to Lies of India... I hope same wont happen here..

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  57. Hi Ravinar, people in India desperately want a sane, matter-of-fact, factual news channel like BBC. Going bananas over one issue and holding viewers hostage to one piece of news the whole day or days together is not journalism let alone investigative journalism and above all flashing the 9 pm prime time continuously with count down timer and flames of fire is so repulsive like there is nobody or no other programme worth seeing but the prime time, reflects the inflated ego of the editor-in-chief, and this above all of the fact the percentage of viewing is but a small portion of the total viewing. I am one of the many who have stopped viewing tv english news channels and get my news from SM.

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    1. The BBC are *not* the yardstick. They are perhaps the most anti-Indian media outlet in the UK, which isn't short of them. Their political biases are well known and absolutely the last thing anyone craving responsible media needs.

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  58. Arnab lies nailed down. Watch https://youtu.be/MTSb-nSEIx8

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