Saturday, June 6, 2020
Home Politics 'Neutral’ journalists urge Sam Pitroda to shut up and not dent Congress’ prospects in...

‘Neutral’ journalists urge Sam Pitroda to shut up and not dent Congress’ prospects in 2019

In a span of over a day, Sam Pitroda has travelled from "BJP is twisting three words" to "My Hindi is not very good", in trying to explain his "Hua Toh Hua" remark.

Also Read

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

Sam Pitroda has been 2019’s Mani Shankar Iyer when it comes to remarks and statements that expose Congress’ mentality. A long-time loyalist of the Gandhis and one of the closest advisers of Rahul Gandhi, Pitroda has been actively engaging with the media and giving statements regarding his party’s policies and political vision.

Recently, Sam Pitroda had triggered a huge controversy for dismissing the 1984 Sikh genocide as “Hua Toh Hua” (it happened, so what?). Pitroda’s comments come amidst the Sikh community’s protests and demand for justice in the 1984 massacre cases. Congress leaders have been accused of direct involvement in the massacre and Pitroda’s statement had given away just how much Congress cares for the victims and justice.

Soon, Congress and its president jumped into an apology mode. Pitroda too had first tried to brazen it out by claiming that BJP is ‘twisting three words’, but soon seemed to realise that “Hua Toh Hua” is something that cannot be twisted by anyone and the damage has been done. He then started expressing ‘regrets’ for the 1984 riots and posted images for his visits to the Golden Temple.

In a span of over a day, Sam Pitroda has travelled from “BJP is twisting three words” to “My Hindi is not very good”, in trying to explain his “Hua Toh Hua” remark. In the latest, Pitroda has been insisting that 1984 was terrible but it is in the past and everyone should move on.

However, Pitroda’s ‘motormouth’ has been a cause of a greater worry in Congress’ supportive ecosystem of ‘neutral journalists’ than it seems to be for Congress itself. Journalists and influencers, who claim to be ‘neutral’ and secular day in and day out, have been expressing their concern over Pitroda’s statements. They seem to be less concerned for the gravity of the apathy and disregard to the pains of the Sikh community but more concerned about how Pitroda’s statements can harm the Congress.

Via Twitter

Via Twitter

The ecosystem which was already busy defending Rajiv Gandhi for his corruption scandals and holiday trip using INS Viraat as a taxi seems exasperated on Pitroda’s remarks and just wishes Pitroda shuts up.

Pitroda had stated earlier that Congress’ NYAY scheme will mean higher taxes on the middle class, something other Congress leaders have been vehemently denying. He had also tried to shame the middle class for being selfish and had urged them to pay higher taxes to the poor can receive money from Congress.

Pitroda had also questioned the Balakot airstrikes and had asked for proof of the Indian air strikes. He had also stated that it is wrong to hold Pakistan accountable for the terrorist incidents for the crimes of a few terrorists. Another of his famous statements was, “Indians with mobile phones are like monkeys with a new toy”.

  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

Trending now

This is not the first time Arvind Kejriwal has said he doesn’t watch Rahul Kanwal’s shows, here is an incident from 2014

Arvind Kejrowal rejects the claim of India Today journalist Rahul Kanwal that he watched his program on Delhi hospitals

A tale of 2 contradictory orders: How Arvind Kejriwal govt made the Coronavirus fight impossible for doctors at Ganga Ram Hospital

Reportedly, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital would test 150-170 Coronavirus samples and conduct 30-40 surgeries per day, prior to the government order.

Celebrities have commercialised dissent in India, they say ‘BlackLivesMatter’ while endorsing racist fairness creams: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut slams celebrities for speaking on 'Black Lives Matter' while staying silent on incidents like Palghar lynching

No, Jyotiraditya Scindia has not ‘removed BJP’ from his Twitter bio: Here is the truth

Media claimed that Jyotiraditya Scindia, the former Congress leader who is now with the BJP, had removed his association with the BJP from his Twitter bio.

How AltNews ‘fact-checked’ the pregnant elephant story to shield Muslim suspects, quietly changed copy but continued to peddle agenda

AltNews tried to 'fact-check' the brutal incident that resulted in the death of an elephant in Kerala with the aim to shield the Muslim suspects

US filmmaker says former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik raped her, former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani manhandled her: Watch

Cynthia D. Ritchie said that sexual assault against her by Senator Rehman Malik had happened occurred at Interior Minister's residence in 2011

Recently Popular

Times of India journalist Samina Shaikh tries to shame Hindus over the killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala

In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha has the head of an elephant and elephants are also considered holy.

“Your mother was Hindu, how can we trust you?” Read shocking revelations by the niece of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family refused to believe the niece's allegations stating that they cannot trust the daughter of a Hindu.

Himachal Pradesh: After Kerala pregnant elephant death case, video of a pregnant cow injured due to cracker explosion in mouth surfaces online

In the video shared online, it can be seen that the mouth of the pregnant cow has been injured very badly with a lot of blood oozing out of her mouth

Woman ‘protestor’ poops on an overturned police car in middle of riots in America. Watch the video (or maybe not)

A woman was seen defecating on a damaged police car in USA, an act video recorded and photographed by onlookers

After trying to rope in 2nd, 3rd-year MBBS students to manage Coronavirus patients, Maharashtra govt to punish medical interns if they get coronavirus

Medical interns in Maharashtra will be liable to repeat the internship for the quarantine period if they are infected with Coronavirus

GoAir fires trainee officer Asif Khan after screenshots of his Hinduphobic comment went viral on social media

GoAir has terminated the employment of one Asif Khan after his anti-Hindu offensive comments on social media went viral.

Gujarat: Ahead of Rajya Sabha polls, Congress moves its MLAs to resorts

The Election Commission (EC) has now finalised the polling of four Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat on June 19.

This is not the first time Arvind Kejriwal has said he doesn’t watch Rahul Kanwal’s shows, here is an incident from 2014

Arvind Kejrowal rejects the claim of India Today journalist Rahul Kanwal that he watched his program on Delhi hospitals

Congress leader Archana Dalmia passes off an old image from 2017 as recent one, deletes it after being caught

Archana Dalmia claimed that the woman had died by the railway tracks of the MP's Damoh and she was spotted by people in the state

Coronavirus: Mild and asymptomatic cases do not need hospitalization, says Delhi Health department

Citing union health ministry guidelines, Delhi govt said that Coronavirus patients with mild and no symptoms do not need hospitalization

Every Sikh wants Khalistan, says Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar

The controversial remarks came from the Akal Takht chief on the occasion of 36th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star

A tale of 2 contradictory orders: How Arvind Kejriwal govt made the Coronavirus fight impossible for doctors at Ganga Ram Hospital

Reportedly, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital would test 150-170 Coronavirus samples and conduct 30-40 surgeries per day, prior to the government order.

Communist Party is ‘both a court and police station’: Kerala women’s panel chief MC Josephine courts controversy

State Women’s Commission chairperson MC Josephine kicked up a controversy after she claimed that her party Communist Party of India (Marxist) was both a court and a police station

Celebrities have commercialised dissent in India, they say ‘BlackLivesMatter’ while endorsing racist fairness creams: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut slams celebrities for speaking on 'Black Lives Matter' while staying silent on incidents like Palghar lynching

Pakistan: 8-year-old maid Zohra Shah beaten to death after she accidentally let two parrots escape from cage

When the parrots flew away, a miffed Siddiqui and his wife Umm Kulsoom beat the victim 8-year-old Zohra Shahblack and blue, killing her

News of Chhota Bheem ditching Chutki to marry princess Indumati is fake, clarifies maker of animated show after netizens outrage over ‘betrayal’ by Bheem

Netizens launch #JusticeForChutki campaign after news spread that Chhota Bheem is ditching best friend Chutki to marry princess Indumati

Connect with us

229,766FansLike
364,024FollowersFollow
246,000SubscribersSubscribe