Butter up!



Mahatma Gandhi was an apostle of peace. Narendra Modi, clearly, is not. But he is nobody’s fool. So when Anil Ambani compares the Gujarat chief minister to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, I do not think even Modi believes a single word of what he says.

So it sounds, ridiculous, to say the least, when people like Anil Ambani take sycophancy to such extremes , demeaning not just themselves but the entire spirit and ethos of India and what Mahatma Gandhi really stood for and did for the country – bring the might British to their knees without shedding a drop of blood, compelling someone of the calibre of Albert Einstein to state that future generations would scarcely believe that such an apostle as this one walked this earth.

I spent the better part of December 2012 travelling Gujarat and I was under tremendous attack – no, not from Modi supporters who might have good cause to hate me for my opposition to Modi’s politics, but by those opposed to Narendra Modi, including many in his own BJP. They all equated me with the “national media” — when they probably meant national television channels –and blamed me for the “national media’s one-sided view” on Narendra Modi. “You guys are fascinated by him, feed out of his hands and never ask questions or project the opposite views.”

At one of Modi’s Vibrant Gujarat seminars, he had signed an MoU with detergent manufacturer Nirma to set up a cement plant in Mahuva in Saurashtra for which he allotted wetlands belonging to tribals for the factory. He would not back down on several; appeals so they rose up in arms – but despite the allegedly government-perpetrated violence against Muslims in 2002, all Gujaratis told me they are a peaceful people and so always adopt the Gandhian way of protest, not a violent one like Singur,

“Ours was a Singur-like agitation but without any bloodshed. However, because we were not violent, none of you were interested in reporting our movement in the national media,” I was told by many a Gujarati. Ultimately they had to take recourse in the Supreme Court to get back their wetlands and during the elections they were hopeful that the people would return Gujarat to Mahatma Gandhi and not to Narendra Modi.

When that did not happen, they blamed the national media again for not bringing the genuine problems of the people to the fore and keeping the people of Gujarat in the dark. “When our people do not know what really is ailing their state, how do you expect them to do anything but believe in the so-called Modi magic?” Hemant Fitter, a former BJP man, now with Keshubhai Patel’s Gujarat Parivartan Party asked me.

Just days before the Vibrant Gujarat event got underway this year, he called me again to acquaint me with the news of the Supreme Court verdict against Narendra Modi’s government over the appointment of a Lokayukta. Modi has been resisting the appointment for years but now the apex court has decreed that he must appoint an ombudsman. “Had this verdict been favourable to Modi, he would have keyed the national media to run reports about his so-called `victory’ for at least a week, if not the whole month. But now that it has gone against him, no one even talks about it. This is what I mean by saying the national media does not care about truth; they are merely taken in by the Modi propaganda machinery.” he bemoaned.

Looking at all the resentment against Modi that I picked up in Gujarat, I believe the people cannot be all wrong. In fact, there are many who told me Modi, too, is well aware of that resentment – and that is why the apology in his victory speech asking forgiveness from those people he may have hurt in the past ten years. Moreover, I am told, he is desperate to get out of Gujarat asap before Gujarat really catches up with him.

“He has pushed us ten years behind therest of the nation, not taken us ten years forward,” says Fitter. But the greatest gem that I got from one BJP supporter was this: Modi was wont to speak during his election campaign about how he had done in ten years what took the Congress 50 years to achieve. “That’s right,” the BJP man – and not anyone from the Congress – told me. “It took the Congress 50 years to self-destruct in Gujarat. It took Modi only 10 years to destroy the BJP in the state!”

So, as Dr Ganesh Devy, a social scientist told me, “It is not the Congress which will ultimately defeat the BJP. It is Modi’s own people who will do that.”

And considering that the Gujarat chef minister is not an unintelligent man, he must be laughing up his sleeve to have people like Anil Ambani lay it on so thick and fast. People of Gujarat are convinced that their state now belongs to the very rich – like the Tatas and the Ambanis. So if even they have to butter up the Gujarat CM to keep things going for themselves, they better make sure that that butter does not melt in his mouth for he, for sure, ain’t no Mahatma Gandhi!

He is just Narendra Modi who will be forgotten sooner than even Bal Thackeray was after a 50-year career in violence and destruction. As for Gandhiji, the Mahatma will continue to influence generations – like he did Nelson Mandela and Lech Walesa who employed the same principles to gain freedom from their own respective dictatorial regimes – with the message of peace and non-violence.

Because Lord Buddha will always be greater than Changez Khan. And that is the absolute truth.

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  • Raj

    i dont know who u r or how much u knw abt gujarat? progress of anything is always calculated wid comparison. so simply see gujarat and other states of india like uttarpradesh, delhi, hariyana, maharastra, bihar etc. there r so many people daily killed in UP. even worse riots happen than gujarat but they never make news u knw why people of that state r used to dat bcoz police or govt there dont care abt them. tata and ambanis r not only in gujarat but they like in this state coz good governance. i m not that big fan of modi but in india today jus show me a politician who mayb corrupt but he works for people. n abt the people u might interview for this article r simply told these things against modi coz he makes them work their *** off.

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  • Aditya Choudhary

    You hating Narendra Modi is really like an ant
    pissing on an elephant. The ant feels happy but the elephant doesn’t
    even feel.

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    Arun Madhav Reply:

    Lo, you just squished the poor ant’s huge ego… Hats off Aditya.

    To the blogger – All Anil said is “Gandhiji dreamt of taking the benefits of growth to common man and NaMo is helping realize Gandhiji’s dream” – this is a 100% true statement… You can take your blog “butter up” and shove it up your posterior *******. Thanks.

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    Gujarati Reply:

    After this article I am pretty sure why she was showing Gujarat in bad light before elections this lady is mentally s!ck.Gujarat is much better in terms of rural infrastructure than any large area state in India.All people referenced in article are either anonymous who are most probably imaginary characters or opposition party people that Nirma cement plant thing the person (Former BJP MLA) who lead the fight Kanubhai Kalsaria was given a humiliating defeat at hands of BJP candidate(margin was quite big between them(55000 for BJP 37000 for Congress and 10000 for Kalsaria)).I can bet if Modi remains in Gujarat than even in 2022 election congress would be confident of not getting majority in Gujarat

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    Hardik Reply:

    Kanu Kalsaria wasn’t only defeated, he lost his deposit too. Anyway – people like Sujata – Who were shouting on rooftop and predicting modi’s defeat before election; have now caught up Anil Ambani.

    By Sujata’s standards – all industrialist who attended Vibrant Gujarat must be non-secular people.

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    Gujarati Reply:

    After this article I am pretty sure why she was showing Gujarat in bad light before elections this lady is mentally s!ck.Gujarat is much better in terms of rural infrastructure than any large area state in India.All people referenced in article are either anonymous who are most probably imaginary characters or opposition party people that Nirma cement plant thing the person (Former BJP MLA) who lead the fight Kanubhai Kalsaria was given a humiliating defeat at hands of BJP candidate(margin was quite big between them(55000 for BJP 37000 for Congress and 10000 for Kalsaria)).I can bet if Modi remains in Gujarat than even in 2022 election congress would be confident of not getting majority in Gujarat

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    anil Reply:

    Well said.

    After being used to the life slavery/chamachagiri for so long it is only natural that these people will never find any motivation to appreciate any high spirited leader. They are more used to the darkness of night and not the brightness from sunlight.

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  • Raj

    Looks like a mad guy with only intention to shout loud. watch out the so called Media…people no longer believe in so called cooked up stories. The information in internet is vast and uncontrolled …the days of biased and hate news originating from Media houses are getting numbered. Take some rest moron

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  • Mohammed Hussain

    Pathetic Article written in sleep….I am a complete neutral just for the fact i happen to travel length and breadth of Gujrat for last one year…The development work of Roads,Gas,Street lamps,Bridges,Industries,Power etc etc is everywhere and its STUNNING as a US person said…..There is some problems with some reporters like the one above…Who are paranoid and have to just find some identity that can only be received from Bashing someone all there life…He has won election Handsomely please give him a break and take a break…..God bless you…Find some other meaningful articles and things to do…..

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  • Reddy

    You are just a drop in the sea.

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  • bluewrox

    biased…am no real fan but if ratan says it again and again and people vote again and again…it can’t be make believe…so give some credit…if not all…and note that all this verbal diorhea made no effect on him over the last decade…he has grown more stronger…so stop this silliness…no point…

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  • pankaj#1

    Sucheta;
    Khisyani billi khamba notche.
    I hope you understand some Hindi.

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  • pankaj#1

    Sujata Dukhnandan.

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  • Penn Temp

    What a non-sensical article. Sour grapes, miss Ananthan?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gargvivek10 Vivek Garg

    One more by crooked media…what a desperate article,,how author sleep at night

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  • Observer

    Seeing CQ monkeys upset, lament or cry makes my day

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  • Observer

    Seeing CQ monkeys upset, lament or cry makes my day

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  • Babu

    Grow up man!!! Please!!! Do you just keep waiting all your life to write something awfully baseless about Modi? Can’t you change your attitude at least after all these years? After seeing him elected by this own people for the more than a decade again and again democratically… For god’s sake, please read what Anil Ambani said in his speech. He spoke about the leaders from Gujarat. He never compared anyone with Gandhi. Seriously, you media people are like dogs, barking all the time at a rising sun…. failing to understand that sun’s rise is just natural and you can’t do anything to stop it…. i feel sorry for you..

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  • TRUTH

    IT’S A NON SENSE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY A FOOL….MODI IS THE CROWN OF INDIAN POLITICS…..HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS WORTHY TO LEAD INDIA, AND INDIANS….THE REST ARE “CHUM CHAS” OF THE ITALIAN MAFIA…

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  • Anil Dubey

    I do not understand Sujata Anandan’s point here. Either she thinks readers are all idiots or only she has got brains. I read the statement of Anil Ambani. He has mentioned four people (Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Dhirubhai Ambani and Shri Narendra Modi). Now you did not object to other observation ? Do you mean to say Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel very of the same nature and type ? Do you mean to say Gandhi and Dhirubhai Ambani were of the same thought ? Neither of the four were equivalent to each other but they did bring the contribution of Gujarat to CENTER STAGE. Mahatma Gandhi by helping us gain FREEDOM from British Rule, SARDAR PATEL in supporting the FREEDOM struggle and UNITING the COUNTRY right after INDEPENDENCE (IRON MAN of India), DHIRUBHAI AMBANI for showing that INDIANS can be world class entrepreneurs and great FINANCIAL BRAINS and then NARENDRA MODI for proving to the world that INDIAN can also EFFECTIVE GOVERN themselves. Anil Ambani can be called an opportunist (as all other industrialists can also be called the same) but he is NOT SYCOPHANT of anyone. He is a BILLIONAIRE and not dependent on sycophancy to SURVIVE. Get yourself educated. Seems like you are SYCOPHANT of CONGRESS and other DIVISIVE forces that are boot licking Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. Shameless blogger.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    Gandhi was an apostle of peace ,never won Nobel Peace Prize.In his life time millions of people were slaughtered during partition ,but he was apostle of peace.
    Millions died during his life time in communal violence ,which ,he could not prevent but he was apostle of peace.
    He said partition will take place on his dead body ,it took place ,he never even fasted.
    Allowed lakhs to die in Bengal Famine ,but what can apostle of peace do.
    MODis much better.

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  • arpita

    corrupt khangressi media never going to be change.

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  • AKS

    I used to like your articles but lately they have become one sided and biased. I have never read an article from you when you wrote something negative about Sharad Pawar or Congress. Your journalism is completely focussed on attacking BJP and Modi (and praising Pawar regularly). I am no fan of Narendra Modi but he deserves some credit for winning election continuously. If Gujarat was doing that bad and people were unhappy, he would have lost but nothing like that happened despite Keshubhai leaving BJP.. I don’t know if you are looking for a RajyaSabha membership from Congress/NCP . Many journos got their way to Parliament by doing that kind of reporting.

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  • sam

    whoever the author is, man this article sucks from top to bottom and is begging for mercy, no words on the sheer nonsense stuff written here, i am sure the author like Vinod Sharma has to making a living on Congress payroll, hence write anything and everything, whether it makes sense or not, pity people who stoop so low in life. No doubt India all these years has suffered due to people like this author of the aritcle, we are like those frogs who keep pulling each other down and die their own death.

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  • TRUTH

    SOUNDS LIKE SOUR GRAPES…..MODI IS THE CROWN OF INDIAN POLITICS….AND THAT IS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH…

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  • Sujataisat itagain

    Ms. Anandan- I must appreciate and praise your intense and almost pathological dislike for Mr. Modi. I am assuming the ambassadors of Japan, China, UK, the industry moghuls are all idiots that they have flown in to attend this meet. In any case, who do you mean when you say that ” people would return Gujarat to Mahatma Gandhi and not to Narendra Modi.” Who do you want Gujarat “returned” to? Ms. Anandan- next time; how about you try to “bump” into some Modi supporters for a change when you visit Gujarat? Everyone you meet seem to hate Mr. Modi- yet he wins 115 seats! Amazaing!

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  • Avtar

    Mr Anandan,Please get your facts right and tell the truth.Gandhi participated in the Boer war in South Africa,fighting for the British in which thousands of Boers were killed,especially in the concentration camps set up by the British.Also you are tell the ultimate untruth or shall I say lie that India achieved independence without a drop of blood being spilled thanks to Gandhi.I say to you ask the people of Punjab and Bengal who were massacred in their millions thanks to the policies and hypocrisy of Gandhi.

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  • Pakko Gujarati

    What a crapload of jibberish. I want my 10 minutes back.

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  • AUM

    sujata being a writer you can not be that ignorant , but you are , anil compared him with gandhi as visionary so read understand and then write, I know you are a paid journalist but readers know the truth , which you do not shame on you HOW MUCH ITALIAN WAITRESS AND LEADER OF ANTI NATIONAL CONGRESS PAID YOU?????????

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  • Rao Fakir

    Sujata, likeTeesta Shit_alwad etc have some anti-national agenda. …Anil Ambani was taking about great men born in Gujarat and he named Mohandas Gandhi and Sardar Patel and now Modi. If one is rational, this statement is not act in sycophancy (as Anil Ambani has business in all states…not just Gujarat…if he believes in sycophancy, he would need to do more to the Congress Govt. which is in Power at center)…each of these have given something unique to India:
    A) Gandhiji: catalyzed India to freedom (but also resulted in partition of India and dealth and displacement of 3 million Hindus and Sikhs
    B) Sardar Patel: There were many Jehadi Minded Princely states in India such as Nizam State and Junagadh who wanted to join Pakistan by remaining independent…Sardar Patel made sure that India did not any more region that it had to from West Punjab to East Bengal
    C) Narendra Modi: He is the first CM in Indian history who is providing corruption-free and able administration and has been recognized as the state that has highest Economic Freedom.

    So these three Gujjus, Gandhi, Patel and Modi have made equal contributions…first helped the freedom struggle, second made the current India possible and third is developing a state like no other. Hope Modi goes to center and repeats this across all states of India so that she achives the glory it deserves.

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  • chantibabu

    He may not be same as Gandhi but he is better than Gandhi in this modern age. No on else comes to close to him in getting this country on right track. There is no leader in Congress or BJP who make this country better. In fact most of them are their to loot this country to the max.

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  • MHA

    This is important line in this article “People of Gujarat are convinced that their state now belongs to the very rich – like the Tatas and the Ambanis.” This is rich people’s world, who care the poor communities. If we like to make whole India like this then sure elect Mr. Modi as a PM of our great country. In this situation, sooner or later majority of the people (that represent more than 70%) of our country will become slave and controlled by these corporate world with the help of these self centered leaders. Thanks.

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    ctscan Reply:

    You are absolutely, right!

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  • Para

    How do give a negative rating to an article . Hopeless one . And rubbish comparisons.

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  • Jai-Hanuman

    Ambanis have spread the corruption all over India. Gujarat is the most corrupted state. Modi’s aspiration for the PM job is basically the Ambani’s agenda to loot the entire nation and store it in Gujarat.

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  • pg

    Keep it up HindustanTimes, you are going to gutter.
    Home of Dalals Rajdeep Sardesai, Vir Singhvi and ilk…

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  • http://twitter.com/payojg Payojism

    I guess you met with a lot of interesting (and imaginary) people, because believe it or not, just a few days ago he won a landslide victory. Now, what I want you to do with that fickle brain of yours is try (though I doubt you will succeed with all those delusions) to work out if a crore people are utter fools, or if you are an evolved genre of our species with collective wisdom of millions.

    As for your title, he can be compared to Gandhi, for Gandhi too like him, was a Gujarati who brought the state (whose people you feel are vegetables that cannot think) on to the world stage. You know, there is a reason you are writing this article in the first place.

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  • Anonymous

    I read Anil Ambani’s speech twice to check the claim made by author here. I couldn’t find at any point Ambani comparing Modi with Gandhi. It seems his hatred for Modi has turned the author into outright liar.

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  • Anonymous

    Utter lack of facts characterizes this article. Wetlands near Mahuva did not belong to any tribals. The factory did get MOEF approval earlier which MOEF cancelled later based on litigation. Such cases are not there in Gujarat only. Incidentally the leader of that agitation his supporters lost all five seats they fought, showing that they did not have as much popular support as was claimed by them and media. The author has travelled to Gujarat and talked to only detractors of Modi in and outside party. For this, she need not have wasted money. How crazy for her the electoral results then – the people still elected him with a substantial majority. By the way, the author should realize that jobs are created by enterprises and not by Government or Government doles. That was the reason why the locals near Mahuva did not vote for Mr Kalsaria who led agitation against the cement factory. Government doles, done ostensibly to help poor, rarely reach them and in stead fatten the pockets of many vested interests. These doles have inflicted runaway inflation for last several years of UPA profligacy. Modi has not claimed that he is Budhha or Gandhi. He only claims he is inspired by them. But he is also not Changez Khan or Hitler as such authors try imply by their clever by half articles, and thus do a major disservice of spreading half truth and innuendos through the same.

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  • Hardik

    Absolute truth is – no one cares your opinion. You should thank modi that due to his name in it, at least people are reading this blog..

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  • Balachandran Nair V

    It is disgusting to see that anything and everything said or done by Mr. Narendra Modi is seen only in bad light only. I fail to understand the reason for Sujata anandan’s hatred towards Mr. Modi. It is the ability to practice what he preaches that make Mr.Narendra Modi
    different from other politicians. What the country needs is a leader with
    farsighted vision and willingness and capability to fulfill that. No
    wonder those who manage big institutions praise Mr. Modi. I hope India
    will be lucky enough to have Mr. Narendra Modi as it’s next Prime
    Minister

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  • Raghavendra

    Ms Sujata i thought your level of thinking and intellect would improve one day but you keep writing on things which should be forgotten.

    let me ask you 1 thing.

    is Anil ambani significant enough guy to be given so much coverage for every words he says. he is a cut throat businessman who would praise any CM who helps him in his industrial ambitions. i feel it is very childish of you to take Armani’s praise of Modi so seriously.

    whole of India knows that Sujata anandan would never want Modi as PM of this country but let Indian voters and elected political parties decide on it.

    so dont try to impose your feelings on others let Indian voters decide whom they want.

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  • Kangress Hater

    WOW. Is the author really this ignorant? Or is this farticle simply a paid piece from the author’s Italian waitress boss? The Kangress party is responsible for the impoverished, corrupt and dysfunctional country India is today. That useless party and the dim witted dynasty that forms its center have cursed India like an incurable disease. Modi is India’s hope for a prosperous future. If socialism, corruption, power shortages and a neutered military where even rifles and bullets are imported please continue to vote Kangress, Ack thoo!

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  • Seeker

    Shows how the standards of Indian journalism have declined with this crop of low -IQ writers…There are many many folks across India who would regard Narendra Modi as among the Top 3 or 4 Gujarati stalwarts ever born. If you have a problem with that – then write a cogent article as to who else you would put in the Top 4 and why you would prefer that person over Modi. Complaining like a second-grade student that industrialists are trying to “butter up” to Modi, is just sheer imbecility !

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  • Akhilesh singh

    1. Hindustan Times – Shobhna Bhartia, owner and editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times is a Congress MP from Rajya Sabha.

    2. Vinod Sharma, HT Political Affairs editor, is essentially a Congress spokesman on all TV panel discussions, because once his boss’ term gets over, he will be looking out for her RS seat next

    3. Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi, famous Congress stooges (and intermediaries for UPA allies) who were exposed in the Radiagate scandal, and are virtual Congress spokespersons in their capacities as electronic media personalities, are the ones who write opinion and op-ed columns most frequently (once every week) on the editorial pages of HT. In return, Barkha and Sanghvi are rewarded with Padma Shris and other monetary compensation by the Nehru dynasty or Congress party.

    4. NDTV’s promoters are Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy. Radhika’s sister Brinda Karat is a famous CPM leader (well known for anti-Baba Ramdev views) and Brinda’s husband Prakash Karat is the CPM Politburo General Secretary (well known for preferring Congress over BJP). And Prannoy Roy’s first cousin is the famous far-leftist pro-Maoist-Naxalite pro-Kashmiri-terrorists “intellectual” Arundhati Suzanna Roy.

    5. NDTV’s Barkha Dutt’s reality has already been exposed by me in above section.

    6. NDTV’s Sonia Singh is the wife of Uttar Pradesh Congress MP, Union minister and ex-princely state ruler, Mr. R. P. N. Singh, who is one of the fastest rising stars in the Congress party. If you remember, Sonia Singh is a very high-profile anchor on NDTV whose pro-Congress anti-BJP bias is legendary.

    7. NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan (high-profile anchor of Left Right Centre) is the current girlfriend of J&K CM Omar Abdullah (after Omar recently divorced his wife of several years and mother of his two children, Payal). Nidhi Razdan is also famous for her legendary pro-Congress and anti-BJP bias.

    8. CNN-IBN : Rajdeep Sardesai’s wife and co-promoter of CNN-IBN, Sagarika Ghose, who anchors Face the Nation and is famous journalist of CNN-IBN (well, her hubby is the owner-editor-in-chief after all) are famous Congress stooges.

    9. Sagarika’s father Bhaskar Ghose was a famous sarkari babu and was made the chief of Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan) during Indira and Rajiv regimes. Bhaskar Ghose was well-known for personal loyalty to the Nehru dynasty, and now his daughter and son-in-law are rewarded with their own channel to do Congress propaganda.

    10. In fact Sagarika’s extended family even consists of her aunts Ruma Pal (former Supreme Court justice and a close friend of the Nehru family) and Arundhati Ghose (former diplomat and Indian ambassador to various countries, predictably, under Congress regimes).

    11. Let’s now come to another famous CNN-IBN media personality who also writes columns frequently for Hindustan Times — Karan Thapar. What you may not know is that the Nehru family itself is related, through blood and marriages, to the high-profile Thapar family. India’s Army chief during the 1962 debacle against China, Gen. P. N. Thapar, is brother-in-law of Nayantara Sehgal, the daughter of Vijaylakshmi Pandit and niece of Jawaharlal Nehru. Gen. Thapar’s son is pro-Congress journalist Karan Thapar. Gen. Thapar’s sister is Romila Thapar, a famous “top” typical JNU Nehruvian communist ideologue historian, who gets to write our textbooks and pollute them with pro-Congress Marxist propaganda.

    12. The HIndu – The Worst – N. Ram, owner and editor-in-chief (till February 2012) of The Hindu, was once a vice president of the Students Federation of India. SFI is the students’ wing of the CPM.

    13. P. Sainath of the The Hindu (acclaimed journalist well known for his, again, unsurprisingly, typical left-wing Nehruvian communism ideology), is the nephew of Congress politician V. Shankar Giri and the grandson of V. V. Giri, ex-President of India and famous Congress politician. Giri was especially known to be one of the first few staunch loyalists of Indira, and whom Indira fielded for President elections against her own party’s Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, and who ultimately became the cause of the first high-profile split in the Indian National Congress into Congress (O) and Congress (I) — almost all the pre-independence regional stalwarts split away to join Congress (O) or form their own state parties, and the rest including Giri (all the loyalists of the Nehru family staying on with Indira).

    Or even what about little known News24 Hindi media channel? Owned by ex-journalist and editor Rajiv Shukla, famous Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, Union minister, industrialist, BCCI vice president and IPL chairman.

    Or even what about little known Lokmat (and IBN Lokmat) that is Marathi newspaper (and channel) in Maharashtra? Owner and editors-in-chief are the brothers Vijay Darda (Congress MP) and Rajendra Darda (Congress MLA in Maharashtra, and minister in state govt).

    Or even the other bigger and smaller media houses, such as The Times of India and Indian Express, where the Nehru dynasty has managed to infiltrate its loyalists such as Dileep Padgaonkar and Shekhar Gupta, who are essentially paid stooges of the Congress party.

    The Congress (in fact just the one single family — the Nehru dynasty) has been in power for 56 of the last 65 years of independence. This matters a LOT. Personal relationships have been built, blackmail-worthy secrets have been spied, monumental wealth has been accumulated … all by the one single Nehru dynasty (and its family-business-***-political-party aka Congress) that helps it maintain its tight irongrip over not just the entire Indian mainstream media, but also deep into our bureaucracy, our governmental institutions, and even our journalism and mass media colleges and grad schools.

    We have probably not even scratched the surface of the network of family and personal relationships through which the Nehru dynasty has completely dominated and controlled the entire intellectual, historian and journalist landscape of India. And we haven’t even talked about the monumental wealth or the blackmailing secrets. All because the one single dynasty got to rule over India for 60 years uninterrupted. As I said, it matters a LOT.

    The typical JNU Nehruvian communist left-libbers ideologues have really perpetrated some kind of stranglehold on India’s journalism, media and intellectual space. Almost all pro-BJP (or even centre-right ideologues) journalists have been slowly thrown out of their jobs due to pressure from the Congress and the Nehru family. Even the great venerable Ramnath Goenka, frustrated and broken by repeated I-T raids and ED investigations ultimately had to fire Arun Shourie twice from the Indian Express, which was once the best Indian newspaper in the 1970s and 80s. That was the team — Goenka the owner, Shourie the editor, and S. Gurumurthy the fearless journalist, that brought political heavyweights like Indira Gandhi down on her knees and even took on corporate honchos like Dhirubhai Ambani. (Ramnath Goenka inspired the Mithun Chakraborty character and S. Gurumurthy inspired the R. Madhavan character in the Ambani biopic “Guru”.) But very few centre-right ideologues are left in India’s media space today, that too in minor publications like The Pioneer. Almost all the mainstream media houses have been thoroughly infiltrated and coerced into towing the Congress’ line, sometimes just through ideology and relationships, and not even money power.

    The Congress party essentially owns and controls every single mainstream media house in India, including Hindustan Times, The Times of India, NDTV, CNN-IBN, The Hindu, Tehelka, Outlook, etc

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    Bob M Reply:

    What ****!!!!!!!!!

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  • Pagan

    When do you whores learn to respect peoples verdict and close your *****? He won elections 3 times for ***** sake.

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  • Javed

    Sujatha’s mental masturbation, again! Come on Sujie why are you cyber stalking Modi?

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  • Anonymous

    Rahul Gandhi saw great hope in Beni Prasad during UP election. In fact he is product of Rahul school of thoughtlessness.

    HT has sacred duty of showing Rahul in BRIGHT light whatever the fact on the ground. It is Rahul who is the problem…Have you seen body language of the loser? It is typical of UP goonda mannerism that Rahul displays all the time (Sleeve roll and collar up all the time..Anyone from UP understands what that means).

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  • Vijaya Pant

    This ‘rat of an ex-bureaucrat’s rotten article is not worth reading!
    The responses say it all & very graphically too!
    Perhaps he was afraid to publish it in his own blog( that is if he has one) & so his dirty ‘chamchi’ did it or perhaps he made her do it!ha ha ha -what a joke – very poor in taste & matter!

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