On Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh was caught bullying a Republic TV reporter as he attacked the reporter for questioning him over the controversial comments made against migrants by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Sanjay Singh, who is known for his derogatory behaviour, was confronted by a Republic TV reporter on Sunday after Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had attacked the migrant population living in the national capital while claiming that they come to Delhi only for ‘free treatment’.
As the reporter sought Sanjay Singh’s views on the controversial statements, a visibly irritated Singh resorted to bullying the reporter and abusing the Republic TV and its Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami. Singh kept on deflecting from answering the reporter’s questions while accusing Republic TV of being a BJP channel.
— Ajit Tyagi (@_AjitTyagi) September 30, 2019
Once Sanjay Singh’s video of bullying a Republic TV became viral on the social media, the AAP supporters, ultra-left wing trolls jumped in, to opine that Sanjay Singh did no wrong in bullying Republic TV reporter and also cheered for the AAP Rajya Sabha member for not answering the reporter’s questions.
Instead of answering questions about Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-Bihari statement, Sanjay Singh kept repeatedly asking the reporter why Republic TV was not raising the issue of the Chinmayanand rape case and also, raising a stink about the accuser being arrested in an extortion case. The truth is, however, that the Chinmayanand case has been widely reported by all media houses.
Kavita Krishnan, the ultra-left wing troll, known for her anti-India propaganda went on to certify that Republic TV does not do journalism but indulges in ‘pure fascist propaganda’. She went on to support Sanjay Singh’s denial to answer reporter’s questions and his bullying.
What Republic TV does is not journalism. It’s pure fascist propaganda. It’s reporters are very often bullies. Whatever you say to their cameras is bound to be distorted. So Sanjay Singh found the only answer, the only way to respond without saying “I don’t speak to Republic”
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) October 1, 2019
Sanjay Singh’s hatred towards Republic TV is not new. During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a frustrated Singh had wished to send Arnab Goswami to a mental asylum in Agra after Goswami had mocked the Opposition parties ‘EVMs are hacked’ bogey.
Since its inception, Arnab Goswami led Republic TV has been targetted for its sharp reporting and for exposing anti-Indian nexus withing the country. The opposition parties have time and again attacked the Republic TV for exposing them on various fronts.
In the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Digvijaya Singh had deliberately avoided answering Republic TV’s questions and had called the channel biased.
In February this year, a female journalist and the crew of Republic TV was heckled at Aligarh Muslim University and their camera, equipment was broken. In April, another Republic TV crew was attacked by TMC goons for reporting the violence during the ongoing general election.
As Delhi state assembly elections are to be held next year, the Aam Aadmi Party has found its opponent in the form of poor migrants from other states who have found their livelihood in Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal has lately stepped up his attack against poor migrants, by often referring to them as ‘outsiders’.
In a series of attacks against the ‘outsiders’, Delhi CM Kejriwal has been trying to indulge in fearmongering by trying to spread misinformation about the implementation of NRC and deliberately confusing domicile with citizenship. He had said that if NRC is implemented in Delhi, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari would be the first one to leave Delhi.