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Media’s initial euphoria about Shiv Sena winning at expense of the BJP gets cut short

BMC elections votes were counted today and initial trends, though incomplete, suggested that Shiv Sena could win the elections with BJP finishing at the second place. Though both the parties are branded “saffron” and “communal” by the so-called left-liberal commentators and journalists, somehow they appeared to be supporting Shiv Sena over the BJP today.

This liberal love for the Shiv Sena came to the fore on Twitter as many in the Media ended up showering praises on the Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray.

Now that the BJP has done almost as good as Shiv Sena in the BMC polls, following comments betray how these journalists lose objectivity in their enthusiasm to show BJP down:



Shekhar Gupta happily forgot that BJP had performed stunningly well against BJD in Odisha earlier this week.

Shiv Sena became a “secular” choice!
Shiv Sena was not to “secular” for the same people some time back (screenshots thanks to this tweet)

Researchers discovered new qualities in Shiv Sena:


Suddnely, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was “reluctantly” fundamentalist:


As if almost on cue after controversial journalist Barkha Dutt put out her tweet, Shiv Sena’s lead started diminishing and BJP began gaining ground in Mumbai. At the time of publishing of this report, BJP was just 3 seats behind while claiming support of 4 independent winners.


And obviously the people “thanked” Barkha Dutt for this!


And the hurt reportedly started showing on some Journalist’s faces:


So the Moral of the story is: Never jump the gun.

And as they say, even a broken clock shows the right time twice a day and today was Rana Ayyub’s day:

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