Saturday, August 8, 2020
Home Social Media Just days before Ravish Kumar receives his Ramon Magsaysay award, social media users expose...

Just days before Ravish Kumar receives his Ramon Magsaysay award, social media users expose his hypocrisy

While Ravish Kumar of 2019 thinks 5% GDP growth means economic slowdown, Ravish Kumar of 2012 disagrees with him

On the day NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar was in the Philippines to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, users on Twitter were digging out his old tweets. Not to congratulate him, but to show his hypocrisy.

Recently the GDP numbers for the first quarter of the financial year 2019-2020 were released, which had showed that GDP growth rate had come down to 5%. Talking about the state economy on NDTV India on 20th August, Ravish Kumar had said that such a low growth rate of GDP means that the Indian economy is in recession. He had noted that this is the lowest growth rate in 6 years. According to Ravish Kumar, 5% GDP growth news is very bad news for the economy.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ct709LdeTk]

But it seems Ravish Kumar’s analysis on the economy has changed with change with government at the centre, because in 2013, he had said that there is nothing to worry about a GDP growth of 5%. He had asked whether people were worrying too much, as several only few countries were growing at even 5% rate, and growth rate most countries were below this.

- Advertisement -

A composite video of both comments of the NDTV journalist, showing his opposite comments on GDP during UPA and NDA government, has gone viral on Social media.

While Ravish Kumar of 2019 thinks 5% GDP growth means economic slowdown, Ravish Kumar of 2012 disagrees with him. In October 2012, when one social media user had pointed out to him that GDP growth rate of Madhya Pradesh was in negative during Congress regime, it was growing at 12%+ during Shivraj Chauhan led BJP government, Ravish Kumar had said that ‘journalism is not to propagate GDP rate only’. He had said that there are many realities which GDO does not bring.

During Modi government, Ravish Kumar worries about job loss, but during Manmohan Singh government had a different take on people leaving jobs. According to him, people were quitting jobs in the private sector to start businesses, as India was turning into a business society. But now suddenly we have reverted to a job-based society.

It is not that Ravish Kumar’s views on only economy change with time, people found some other such dynamic views also. For example, sometimes he says that TV should be thrown way, people should not watch TV either on Television or on phones. He had claimed that TV is trying hard to destroy the Indian democracy. But in other times he complaints that when his show comes on TV, people switch off the TV. He said that people switching off TV when his show starts is dictatorship.

Ravish Kumar’s view on economy changes during the Modi government too, based on the circumstance. On August 20, he had claimed that although the number of people filing Income Tax Return had gone up, tax collection amount had not increased much. The number of returns has increased, but its effect on revenue is negligible, he had claimed. But when the government increased the slab for income tax this year, he complained that this will lead to loss of revenue. In this year’s budget, the government announced that upto an income of ₹5 lakhs, no income tax will have to be paid. He complained that this will reduce the number of income taxpayers by 3 crores, and the government’s revenue will go down by ₹18,500 crore.

Ravish Kumar’s dislike for BJP is well documented, so such examples of his hypocrisy do not come as surprise. When the exit polls before the counting of 2019 Lok Sabha polls had projected a win for NDA, he went on a prolonged meltdown, and rejected the exit poll numbers. He has floated various conspiracy theories, like he was under surveillance, or that NDTV transmission was willingly disrupted, which were results of pure imagination.

  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

Search for ‘Burnol’ saw a huge spike during Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan, people from Northeast appeared most interested

Amidst the meltdown suffered by Liberals, several Hindus started suggested that they should apply 'Burnol' to their 'burn wounds' that have been caused by the construction of the Ram Mandir

‘He saved our lives’: Survivors of AI plane crash hail Captain Sathe, who served for ‘Golden Arrows’, which has recently been recommissioned with Rafale...

Captain Deepak Sathe was a decorated former India Air Force pilot. He passed out from AFA with the 'Sword of Honour' in 1981.

‘These numbers are bewildering’: Watch how Rajdeep Sardesai refuses to believe India Today survey’s approval rating of PM Modi

Rajdeep Sardesai was rather shocked and bewildered as his own channel's survey seems to give PM Modi's handling of the economy an approval rating of 72%

‘Be a good wife’: 14-year-old Christian girl Maria Shahbaz, abducted and converted to Islam, to be returned to her abductor, rules Lahore HC

The Lahore High Court has ruled in favour of a Muslim perpetrator who abducted, forcibly converted and married an underage Christian girl.

Hindus, the last standing major pagan culture in the world: Hagia Sophia, AIMPLB and why secularism is a scam

While Muslim majority Turkey wants to intervene in Kashmir, AIMPLB talks about the Hagia Sophia even as it wags its finger at the Supreme Court

“Ghus ke maro salo ko”: Muslims clashed with Hindus objecting to Ram Pujas on 5th August in West Bengal

Muslims came out in large numbers in Kolkata to prevent Hindus from celebrating the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan on 5th August

Recently Popular

Pakistan borrows $1 Billion from its all-weather ally China to repay $1 Billion Saudi Arabia loan to avoid default on international debt obligations

China tightens its grip over Pakistan, gives $1 billion loan to repay Saudi Arabia's $1 billion loan, grants 90% of $6.8 billion railway project

Sunaina Holey, arrested by Mumbai police a day after getting bail in the same ‘offence’, released after lawyer raises alarm: Read details

Vivekananda Gupta, lawyer of Sunaina Holey, has dubbed the arrest by the Maharashtra Police illegal.

Hindus, the last standing major pagan culture in the world: Hagia Sophia, AIMPLB and why secularism is a scam

While Muslim majority Turkey wants to intervene in Kashmir, AIMPLB talks about the Hagia Sophia even as it wags its finger at the Supreme Court

“Ghus ke maro salo ko”: Muslims clashed with Hindus objecting to Ram Pujas on 5th August in West Bengal

Muslims came out in large numbers in Kolkata to prevent Hindus from celebrating the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan on 5th August

Twitter user arrested by Maharashtra police for criticising the Uddhav Thackeray govt on social media

Mumbai Police arrested Twitter user Sunaina Holey for posting against Maharashtra CM and his son, to be presented in court today

Pakistan: Maulvi rapes child reading Quran in mosque in Sindh province, caught on CCTV

Muslim Cleric in Sindh province in Pakistan on the run after video of hem raping a child inside a mosque emerges, case registered

AltNews ‘editor’ makes a hitlist of the Bollywood actors who tweeted in support of Ram Mandir after Bhoomi Pujan

Yesterday, AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair targeted a minor girl in his Twitter fight with a social media user.

Who really is Binod? Read how one Youtube comment triggered a bizarre meme fest

The name 'Binod', which has now become the talk of the town and trending on Twitter, originated from a YouTube channel 'Slayy Point'

Search for ‘Burnol’ saw a huge spike during Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan, people from Northeast appeared most interested

Amidst the meltdown suffered by Liberals, several Hindus started suggested that they should apply 'Burnol' to their 'burn wounds' that have been caused by the construction of the Ram Mandir

Will Dalits get entry into the Ram Temple? Here are 4 facts for those using casteism to divide Hindus after Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

Contrary to the narrative tried to be build by some people, Dalits have been welcomed in the Ram Mandir movement from the beginning

Pakistan: Maulvi rapes child reading Quran in mosque in Sindh province, caught on CCTV

Muslim Cleric in Sindh province in Pakistan on the run after video of hem raping a child inside a mosque emerges, case registered

‘He saved our lives’: Survivors of AI plane crash hail Captain Sathe, who served for ‘Golden Arrows’, which has recently been recommissioned with Rafale...

Captain Deepak Sathe was a decorated former India Air Force pilot. He passed out from AFA with the 'Sword of Honour' in 1981.

Want ban on cow-slaughter, liberation of Kashi and Mathura temples as Dakshina: Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan priest Gangadhar Pathak

Chief priest of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan Gangadhar Pathak, who had returned to Vrindavan after duly completing the foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has sought ‘dakshina’ from PM Modi

Unethical therapist who revealed personal details of Sushant Singh Rajput on Barkha Dutt’s show accused of money laundering: Read details

Ashish Shelar asked ED and Income Tax Dept to scrutinise financial records of psychologist of Sushant Singh Rajput for 'anomalies which could indicate money laundering'.

‘These numbers are bewildering’: Watch how Rajdeep Sardesai refuses to believe India Today survey’s approval rating of PM Modi

Rajdeep Sardesai was rather shocked and bewildered as his own channel's survey seems to give PM Modi's handling of the economy an approval rating of 72%

Connect with us

239,250FansLike
424,021FollowersFollow
293,000SubscribersSubscribe