Thursday, May 6, 2021
Home News Reports Jaya Jaitly denies claims of trolls about George Fernandes being angry with Modi

Jaya Jaitly denies claims of trolls about George Fernandes being angry with Modi

Former President of Samta Party – party formed by the former Defence Minister George Fernandes that later merged with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) – and a close aide of George Fernandes, Jaya Jaitly has rubbished the claims that George was angry with the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi after the 2002 riots broke out.

These claims were spread on Twitter by some political trolls, especially by an abusive journalist named Swati Chaturvedi, and was talked about at length recently. The abusive journalist-cum-troll claimed that an “angry and agitated” George Fernandes had told her (presumably in an interview) that he felt like sending tanks to Gujarat in 2002.

The claim suggested that George Fernandes believed that Narendra Modi was not taking enough steps to control the riots and that he felt helpless as a cabinet minister – an indictment of both the state government led by Narendra Modi as well as the central government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The claims made by the abusive journalist-cum-troll were questioned on Twitter recently with many people pointing out that transcript or archive of no such interview could be found on Hindustan Times website, where the abusive journalist was reportedly employed at that time.

This report published in our user generated chapter My Voice deals in details about the mysterious interview with George Fernandes, that is being alleged as made up by many people.

One benefit of doubt that the abusive journalist Swati Chaturvedi could be given in was, that her supposedly fake interview of George Fernandes took place in 2001, so there must be another interview of George – real or made up we don’t know – where the former Defence Minister talked about 2002 riots.

But now Jaya Jaitly has clarified that no way George could be angry or upset with Narendra Modi, and thus either another interview was made up again in 2002 or the abusive journalist-cum-troll is lying now about having talked to George.

Writing for The News Minute, Jaya Jaitly clarified that Narendra Modi was in constant touch with George Fernandes during the 2002 riots and the Army was deployed as soon as possible to control the riots. She called claims made by likes of Swati Chaturvedi as “distortion of facts”.

“There could be no reason, as has apparently been stated, for the Defence Minister to wish that the army had been sent to Gujarat when it was in fact asked for immediately, and sent under his very leadership.” Jaya Jaitly wrote.

She further mentioned that George was in the streets of Ahmedabad to oversee the Army taking control of the situation. And once things were in control, he organised a ‘citizens’ peace march’ of around 7000 people, which was addressed by Narendra Modi too.

Ms. Jaitly expressed anguish that some people had taken to spread such distortion and lies about George Fernandes at a time when George can’t clarify or defend himself. It should be noted that the former Defence Minister is suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and not in a position to come up with any public statements.

After this clarification and putting the facts on records by Ms. Jaitley, the ball is now again in Hindustan Times’ court and the newspaper must clarify if such interview(s) ever took place. Did they employ a delusional journalist who kept on making up facts and interviews? Or did they withdraw the interview(s) and fire her for such unethical behaviour as some on Twitter claim?

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

After TMC leaders denying post-poll violence, Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for kin of victims

Mamata Banerjee has claimed that around 16 people have died in the post -poll violence, almost equal from BJP and TMC, and oner person from the Sanjukta Morcha.

Black Lives Matter, a Facebook post and how I got censored: Big Tech, freedom of speech and the overall hypocrisy of the Ultra Left

On 11 February 2021, my Facebook account of 13 years was disabled without reason and it is time we talk about the Ultra Left's hypocrisy

Exposing the bias of Western media: Old video of Azerbaijan President goes viral. Here’s what he said

In the old video, the Azerbaijan President was asked about press freedom in his country.

After their trial by fire, BJP needs to frame the narrative in Bengal without playing into Mamata’s hands

Other than the political violence against BJP in Bengal, people are not happy with their handling of COVID - can it get worse for them? Yes

Gujarat: Somnath Temple Trust steps in to help ease the oxygen crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra’ has also announced the setting up of an oxygen plant at an estimated cost of Rs 55 lakh in view of the Coronavirus crisis.

Islamist org that collected and routed money to India after anti-Hindu Delhi riots banned by Germany for funding terrorism in Syria and elsewhere

Germany banned Islamist org Ansaar International for financing terrorism and they had also sent money to India after Delhi CAA riots

Recently Popular

‘Out of control’ Chinese rocket falling back on Earth and no one knows where it is going to crash: Details

After launching space station hub, China's Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown.

Birbhum SP denies reports of rape of polling agents in Bengal’s post-poll violence

In light of the bloodshed and unspeakable atrocities committed against its party workers, the BJP has announced a nationwide dharna on May 5.

Bengal post-poll violence: TMC goons attack BSF jawans, set their homes on fire, Network 18 journalist reveals

Earlier, TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had demonised the central paramilitary forces. She had even urged the party supporters to 'gherao' them during elections.

Banished by Twitter and Facebook, former US President Donald Trump launches his own communications platform

Trump's senior advisor Jason Miller additionally informed that this is not the social media platform they talked about and that the plans to launch the same remain intact.

Bullied by liberals, Pat Cummins reallocates his contribution from PM CARES to UNICEF Australia

Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has announced that he has relocated his donation to UNICEF Australia from the PM CARES fund.

Kerala: Over 100 Christian priests test positive for coronavirus, two die after annual retreat gathering in Munnar

The annual retreat, a conference of priests and community members, was held at the CSI Christ Church in Munnar from April 13 to 17 amid the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us