Thursday, June 24, 2021
Home Editor's picks Rajasthan Congress' proposed women reservation and BJP's reservation for the poor: How The Wire...

Rajasthan Congress’ proposed women reservation and BJP’s reservation for the poor: How The Wire reported them

Many articles by The Wire have not only tried to malign the bill but also attempted to create the false allusion that the bill is only for the 'upper castes'

The Rajasthan government led by Ashok Gehlot has reportedly decided to pass a resolution seeking 33% reservation for women in the legislative assembly. The news was covered by many media portals.

Here is how The Wire has reported it.

Via The Wire

The report in The Wire, citing a PTI feed, quotes CM Gehlot saying that Sonia Gandhi has been fighting for reservation for women in parliament and legislative assemblies. He added that after a long struggle the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha but has been pending in the Rajya Sabha. The report also adds that the Congress president wants the five state assemblies where Congress is in power to pass the resolution.

Of course, the report does not state that the Rajya Sabha has been disrupted by the Congress or the analyse how many women are in the Congress’ ranks in the three states. The article also doesn’t discuss the merits of gender-based reservation or question what Congress was doing for all these years they were in power.

However, when the report about the NDA government bringing in 10% reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) comes, the style and tone of The Wire’s reportage suddenly change.

This is how they had covered the issue of the NDA government bringing in 10% reservation for the EWS.

The headline in The Wire

The article, published yesterday, on the same day when they had reported the news about 33% reservation for women, in a resolution passed by the Congress-ruled Rajasthan, goes into elaborate deriding of the constitution (124th) amendment bill by falsely alluding that it is a bill for the ‘forward castes’ and calls it “One of the most spectacular acts of cynical legislation this country has seen since the Emergency.”

The Wire has in fact, a number of articles on the issue. Here are some of the other headlines:

Headline by The Wire

The article, published on 15 January, while repeating the blatant ‘forward caste’ lie, embeds a video with the Hindi Title, “Agdon ko Arakshan: Jhunjhuna Bhi, Agenda Bhi”, again alluding that the bill is about giving reservation to the upper castes.

Here are some more headlines The Wire has run recently over the 10% EWS reservation bill.

The Wire article dated 9th January

The Wire article dated 8th January

Many of the articles have mentioned the ‘forward caste’ phrase, giving subtle assumption to the readers that it the bill is an election gimmick or ‘lollipop’ to appease the upper castes by the NDA government. The Constitution (124th) Amendment Bill calls for 10% reservations for economically weaker groups in all castes and religions, not only the ‘forward castes’.

Many such lies and misinformation have been spread about the bill. They are discussed here.

However, the leftist propaganda website The Wire, which is already facing a number of defamation lawsuits for their lies, seems to have left no stone unturned to discredit the bill. The Wire is not new to spreading falsehood and misreports to malign the NDA government. Their lies and misrepresentation of facts have been called out many times.

  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

Tripura emerges as India’s first 100% vaccinated state in 45 plus age group

With more than 14 Lakh doses administered, Tripura is now India's first state with 100%+ Vaccination in 45 plus age group.

As Congress continues propaganda against vaccines, India achieves over 5 million vaccinations per day three days in a row

While Congress attacked Modi govt over 'decline' in vaccinations on Tuesday, India vaccinated average 70 lakh people daily in 3 days

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Ever Given: Ship that blocked Suez Canal has since been held by Canal authorities, they wanted 916 million dollars

After demanding 916 USD initially, the canal authorities had later lowered the demand amount to 550 million. A final settlement is expected to be reached soon.

Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty duped by fake IAS officer’s fake vaccination drive, one arrested

Mimi Chakraborty was reportedly duped by a man who claimed to be an IAS officer and requested the TMC MP to be chief guest at a COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by him.

Recently Popular

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Uttar Pradesh: One Dilshad caught breaking idols in Hindu temple in Kannauj, accomplice Umar says they were instructed to do so

Kannauj Police superintend Dr Arvind Kumar informed that a case will be filed under NSA against the main accused and others.

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,542FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe