This is really a welcome move by the BJP, something they should’ve done many years ago. The reason for media’s ruthless, unfair and incessant criticism of everything Hindu and the BJP in particular is that the Hindus have been playing the game by the rules set by the Opponent. As such the BJP should’ve tackled it at the ideological/discourse level.
In this case, however, Turdesai provided it the opportunity perhaps unwittingly by agreeing to conduct the sting op in the first place. He smelled a killer story but as, the boycott statement says, backed out
… under severe pressure from the Government and/or certain corporate houses.
As disgraceful as Turdesai is, this episode is amusing. For one, Turdesai’s channel gets most of its TRPs by
ridiculing inviting BJP leaders on its dictatorial “talk shows.” Second, with elections a few months away, Turdesai is in Troubleland again. What a BJP victory in the polls will spell for him is pretty evident.
Turdesai must be reeling under the taste of the same turd his channel emits everyday.
PostScript: It struck me suddenly that we don’t see the regular bogey of candlekissers mourning the victims of the recent bomb blasts.