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General VK Singh expressed his #disgust against media, media portrayed it as a #disgust against Modi

On 23 March 2015, the Minister of State (External Affairs) Gen V K Singh (retd)  set the media and the opposition on fire when he posted the following tweets with hashtags: #Disgust and #Duty from his twitter handle after attending the Pakistan Day celebrations in the country’s high commission in New Delhi.


The Pakistan National Day reception started at about 7 PM. Gen VK Singh (retd) left the High Commission within an hour without eating or drinking there. His first tweet appeared at 10:01 pm, and as soon as it was posted, it started attracting series of attacks and speculations from left, right and center. At 11:06 PM on the same night, Singh clarified that he was disgusted to see how media was twisting the fact:

Singh was already asked about his representation at the Pakistani high commission in the morning, to which he replied:

The government of India had to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went there and came back,” he said replying to a question about his presence at the reception.

However, media kept twisting and spinning it with spicy headlines. Between 1:29 min and 1:40 min, Rahul Kanwal declared that these tweets were against Narendra Modi and  Shiv Aroor confirmed that it was off course an open annoyance against Modi In case, the video is not working on this site, you may click the youtube link mentioned in it. In a press conference organized on 24 March 2015, Gen VK Singh said, ”Rahul Kanwal and his channel misinterpreted his statements.” However, Rahul Kanwal blatantly lied in his show ( between 11:00 min and 11:40 minute by saying that he was just asking questions and not interpreting anything. If that was just a question, what does the declaration in the first video means, and what does the following tweet mean:

It was expected from Manish Tewari, as an opposition leader, to attack the ex-General and ask him to quit from his role, even after Singh clarified his tweet posted at the previous night:

However, media jumped, concluded and twisted the #disgust according to their convenience

It is sad that the self-declared elitist media which boasts about ethics and sensibility of information sharing creates strong narratives and headlines after reading a 140 characters tweet.

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