Shehzad Poonawallah, the ousted Congress member has been accusing Rahul Gandhi of meeting Nirav Modi after the PNB bank fraud came to light. Though BJP or any party has not politicised it so far, he has questioned the Congress president regarding the matter.
Challenge to @OfficeOfRG – was he not at Nirav Modi’s event in Delhi’s Imperial Hotel in 2013-SPG details will leave no doubt if made public- #PNBScam started in 2011;Nirav hobnobs with Rahul (whose govt in power) in 2013 ;Rahul had interest in women’s jewellery?Or something else https://t.co/kbg9U8Hr7i
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) February 15, 2018
However, Rahul Gandhi doesn’t even have to lift a finger to defend himself. There are many in the media who are willing to do that on the Congress president’s behalf.
Pallavi Ghosh, a journalist from Network18, asked fellow journalists to “ignore” Shehzad:
Ignore him … he was happily beings friends with him : dying for meetings with the one he now wants to target
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) February 16, 2018
Pallavi Ghosh’s defence of Congress party president was criticised by Twitter users. The journalist was asked if she was a spokesperson of the Congress party and wondered where this loyalty comes from.
There is something about Rahul Gandhi that attracts such fierce loyalty from journalists. Maybe his dimples and sweet looks. https://t.co/DqtkkioeQE
— Oldtimer (@auldtimer) February 16, 2018
Gandhi Family & their sycophants….
Family k Namak Mai dum toh hai Bhai https://t.co/PNcLJcWFuY
— Mihir Jha ✍ (@MihirkJha) February 16, 2018
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) February 16, 2018
Former Congress member Shehzad Poonawallah likened the journalist to a Kaurava dynasty’s generals. He had also commented that he was boycotted by the media houses that had good contact with the dynasty in an interview to OpIndia.
Doesn’t matter :) She is only doing her job :) Dynasty Kauravas use all their generals and soldiers to fight & silence those who dare question them :) But in the end Pandavas win… and when we win we also expose their intolerance :) https://t.co/Z37u9J4lV1
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) February 16, 2018
These instances raise serious doubts not only on the independence of the Media but also on the fact that the ones who bat for political leaders, especially the Congress Shehzada the most, are also the loudest when it comes to propagating principles of “speaking the truth to power”. It is no secret that Pallavi Ghosh is close to the dynasty, but to display such bias in the event of serious questions of political propriety is unbecoming, even for her.
Perhaps for Pallavi Ghosh, real journalism means asking Rahul Gandhi about Pidi.
This insane and abundant amount of Love from Pallavi Ghosh….. ??? pic.twitter.com/oUxv2Tc1di
— LolmLol (@LOLiyapa) December 14, 2017