Delhi assembly elections not only saw the unbridled hate speeches by the leaders of the ruling BJP in a desperate attempt to polarise the elections, but it also saw the theatrics of the TV news anchors who tried their level best to speak in favour of the BJP and thus create an environment in its favour.
Arnab Goswami of the Republic TV, who is fresh out of the controversy that erupted after his run-in with the stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, could be seen jumping and shouting as the initial trends of the election results started coming in.
The trends showed a small gap between the candidates of the BJP and AAP. And this took the ‘anchor’ Arnab to an intoxicating high. He started shouting that seeing the initial trends anybody can win and the BJP has a big chance to win:
And when the results started proving a complete sweep in favour of the BJP, he could just fumble and mutter “Mubarak Ho! (congratulations) so many times that it made the Hindi film melodrama pale inti insignificance:
Another TV anchor and ‘journalist’ Sudhir Choudhary, in his desperation to make a point in favour of the BJP went to the extent of bringing Pakistan’s PTI into the picture.
When faced with the works done by the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, Sudhir Chaudhary had a bizarre argument- that people are so greedy that they can even vote for Pakistan’s PTI if it promised them the EMI payment for their house!