Turdesai employs Sagarika Ghose to wreak vengeance against the BJP for railing first, against his open unscrupulousness and then, boycotting his channel. It truly makes for ridiculous reading.
Yet, with such a strong tailwind of middle class approval, on such an important mission of creating the democratic opposition to the Congress, what was the public image we saw of the BJP on the fateful day of the trust vote against the Manmohan Singh government? We saw LK Advani deliver a rather rambling half-hearted speech. We saw him look on in forlorn loneliness as 13 MPs of the NDA cross voted, 8 from the BJP alone. Whatever the truth of a "purchased" trust vote, we saw an octogenarian public personality, someone who had created a powerful ideological challenge to Nehru-Gandhi dominance, we now saw him asking for a television sting operation.
This doesn’t qualify for "taking liberties with the truth." It is a lie. Ms Ghose, can you please care to narrate the sequence of events over the course of a week all the way leading up to the trust vote? When did l.k. advani ask for a sting operation? Did he ask for a sting operation or did he demand that the original sting operation tape be shown? Also Ms. Ghose, if you find the forlornly lonely octogenarian leader’s appeal this pathetic, why did you agree to conduct the sting operation in the first place?
And then the article takes to some serious BJP-bashing on expected lines. But the message, more importantly, the intent of the article is not lost on us. How dare the BJP, till now the favourite whipping boy of the secular media, call his bluff by demanding accountability? That is the source of Turdesai’s impotent anger.