The BJP suffered a blow on Wednesday after it lost the Lok Sabha by-polls in UP’s Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies which were previously held by current CM Yogi Adityanath and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya before they assumed power in the state.
This resulted in a flurry of excitement in the media, which included MK Venu, the Founding Editor of the leftist propaganda website ‘The Wire’ issuing a warning to bureaucrats and government agencies, suggesting that BJP will lose the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and a government sympathetic to his ilk will come back to power (that will teach a lesson to bureaucrats he does not like).
Besides this, it was seen that Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose started voluntarily dishing out strategies on ways to defeat the BJP in 2019.
Swati Chaturvedi soon after news of the BJP’s loss became clear, decided to bring in the kids who had died due to lack of oxygen in Gorakhpur’s hospital back in August 2017:
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) March 14, 2018
As seen in the tweet, Chaturvedi also decided to crack a pun, for possibly making a political statement, disregarding the sensitive nature of the matter.
A similar route was chosen by Pallavi Ghosh who apart from invoking the kids, also insinuated that it was the BJP which was responsible for their deaths:
Today is also the day when all those who lost their lives in Gorakhpur have received a bit of justice
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) March 14, 2018
This act angered many Twitter users who proceeded to slam them:
At least pretend to be a journalist. Btw, your party lost deposit. https://t.co/Gi3wyAk86M
— Namrata (@_Namrataa) March 14, 2018
I like such unadulterated hatred. Wish our side indulges in such hatred. Loha lohe ko kaat-ta hai https://t.co/ghydEv2ueI
— iMac_too (@iMac_too) March 14, 2018
OMG!!! What a desperate tweet https://t.co/RyBDgYSvZ1
— K P Ganesh (@KPGanesh) March 14, 2018
BJP should be happy that the party lost Gorakhpur election. It will certainly hurt the party a lot, but it will give them a flavor of what media will do if they goof up in 2019 https://t.co/7nthXA8lKb
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) March 14, 2018
In order to not fall behind, popular student protester Shehla Rashid too put out a similar tweet.
This episode raises the question about the level of a section of Indian journalists, who rather than coming up with a reasoned analysis of an event, try to come up with hate-filled analysis and are willing to use any party however inappropriate may be, to further their agenda.