Political parties, News Channels and Sensationalism
For all our belief in democracy, the news Sanjay Dutt was debarred from contesting in elections has came as a relief. On the first place, why a criminal has been given a provision through which he/she can get a stay on his/her conviction and contest in elections. Is this country is short of human resources? Is the party is not able to find another candidate with a clean record from it’s huge member base? If it is so means, no need for a candidate to contest in election in the name of that party.
The news channels were behaving in the most irresponsible way, I can say. Yesterday when the news was out that the Sanjay Dutt was barred every news channel were contesting in providing the news with every possible interview on phone. They were calling whoever knows Sanjay Dutt and asking how he is feeling? What is his state of mind? Has he expected this one? And so on, so on…. all Ridiculous questions. The news that can be said in a single line has been covered for more than an hour. Is there any benefit for anybody except raising the TRPs of the news channel? For me it looks like they are campaigning for those corrupted and crooked politicians. Like, loving a not so good song due to repeated hearings, people will start to love those personalities.
The 3 english news channels Times Now, CNN-IBN and NDTV, which are claiming themselves as no.1 news channel were wasting the peoples’ time with news and interviews that doesn’t worth a penny. They can claim themselves as no.1 in sensationalizing the issues. The news about Azharuddin, they will show. Shibu Soren, Lalu Prasad Yadav… name any crooked politician they will have news about them. But there is a lady named Mallika Sarabhai, who was brave enough to fight the elections alone taking on those parties loaded with muscle and money power. I am yet see news about her in these channels. Why can’t these channels campaign for her, if they are really concerned about the nation? They can telecast about her qualification and her interviews an hour or 30 mins a day, which will reach the people in a bigger way. They are running the channels for business and nothing else 😐
Another funny thing I came to know by today is, congress has decided that they will not field any candidate on behalf of party, if Sanjay Dutt was contesting. They are ready to handover the nation to a criminal in the name of giving tribute to Sunil Dutt. Next Sanjay Dutt or somebody the congress party loves will say that they are going to contest for PM position and they will give support to him/her with their MPs to become PM.. LOL 😆