Friday, February 26, 2021
Home News Reports Rajdeep and India Today issue a wrong corrigendum for a lie he spread, people...

Rajdeep and India Today issue a wrong corrigendum for a lie he spread, people seek apology

On the day Yogi Adityanath was announced as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister by the BJP, some politicians and mediapersons had ganged up to spread a blatant lie about Yogi Adityanath delivering a hate speech about calling for the rape of dead Muslim women.

One of those who took part in this slanderous exercise was eminent Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai who spread the lie on national television via the India Today news channel:

The truth of the matter was that the alleged video speech was delivered not by Yogi Adityanath but by one of his supporters when Yogi was just sitting on the stage (as seen in an undated video clip). Speculations were also raised about malicious editing being a possible tool in creating that particular video clip.

After the lies of Rajdeep on India Today were exposed, the channel was forced to issue a corrigendum for the same. Incredibly, the corrigendum that was issued also had a mistake in it:

Screengrab of the Corrigendum issued by India Today

India Today in the very first line got the date of Rajdeep’s lie wrong. To top it off, it was Rajdeep himself who unflinchingly read out the wrong corrigendum:

After the fact about the error sunk in, the people were unhappy with India Today just issuing a casual corrigendum for a statement, which was defamatory to say the least.

A BJP leader and former state minister IP Singh too asked for an apology for Rajdeep’s unfounded and shameful (sic) statement, failing which he would initiate legal action against him:

It is the second time this month that Rajdeep Sardesai has goofed up while attempting to somehow discredit the BJP in UP. On 3rd March he had helped spread a lie about the Vice Chancellor of BHU attending PM Modi’s rally in Varanasi. After doing so, he raised questions over BHU’s autonomy and impartiality.

This lie was busted by the VC himself, who pointed out that he was sitting in his office during the rally, forcing Rajdeep to tweet out his ‘mistake’ with a promise of an apology:

  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 Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Election Commission announces schedule of assembly elections in four states and one union territory, counting on 2nd May

Dates for assembly elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry announced by the election commission

‘We should be outraged!’: Senator Rand Paul grills Biden’s nominee as Dr Levine refuses to condemn sex change procedure for little children

U.S. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky grilled Dr. Rachel Levine at her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate.

Meet British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: Khalistani connections, pro-Pakistani stance on Kashmir and vocal during ‘farmer protests’

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, or Tan Dhesi as he is addressed sometimes, is a Labour MP from Slough in the United Kingdom.

Rahul Gandhi lies about India clearing millions of dollars of Chinese FDI after a 9-month freeze: Here are the exclusive details

Rahul Gandhi shared a report that relied solely on sources, to claim that after a 9 month-long freeze, India had started clearing FDI from China

China forces US diplomats to undergo anal swab tests, Biden administration calls it undignified: Reports

The Chinese authorities later acknowledged carrying out such tests and assured that they would not be using anal swabs on American diplomats to test for COVID-19 in the future.

Watch: BJP Party President JP Nadda gives his own spin to ‘Pawry Ho Rahi Hai’ meme at West Bengal rally

BJP President JP Nadda seems to have put his own spin on the 'Pawri' meme during a rally at West Bengal ahead of 2021 Assembly elections

Recently Popular

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

Govt removes safety net that allowed platforms like Twitter to not take responsibility for their misuse, officials can be penalised

If social media platforms don’t comply with the provisions of new guidelines, this will attract penal provisions under the IT Act

I worry about Yogendra Yadav’s mental health and his The Print article on the 2021 Bengal elections proves I am not wrong

As BJP rises in Bengal, a panic attack was detailed in The Print, written by our very own Icchadhari protestor, Yogendra Yadav.

‘Hindi filmmakers repeatedly insult Hindu Gods and Goddesses’: Remarks Allahabad HC rejecting bail of Amazon Prime’s Aparna Purohit in Tandav case

Aparna Purohit is accused of hurting religious sentiments through scenes mocking Hindu gods in the web series 'Tandav' on Amazon Prime

Adani Pavilion and Reliance Pavilion at Narendra Modi Stadium: All you want to know about naming stadiums and pavilions

The stadium was named after PM Modi as he was a former president of GCA, and Reliance & Adan won bids to sponsor two pavilions
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,124FansLike
520,461FollowersFollow
23,700SubscribersSubscribe