Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, which is scheduled to be held in seven phases beginning February 10, the propaganda machinery of the left establishment masquerading as journalism platforms have swung into action. Leading the march, BBC and its biased reporter tried to corner Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in an interview but instead, got royally schooled.
The reporter trying his best to connect the events of Haridwar Dharma Sabha to the BJP, asked the deputy CM if Prime Minister Modi or the party should have released a statement assuring that no other religious identities are under threat.
To which, Maurya, with a stern face replied, “BJP does not need to give any certificate to anyone. We believe in ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’. The ‘dharmacharyas’ are allowed to express their opinion,”
Talk about the statements made by Dharmacharyas of other religions: Deputy CM
The reporter trying to interject with his rote script was cut short as Maurya added, “Why do you only talk about Hindu Dharmacharyas, why don’t you talk about the Dharmacharayas of other religions? The statements made by them. Why don’t you talk about it?”
Maurya further added, “Why don’t you talk about how many people had to migrate from Jammu and Kashmir before [Article] 370 was removed? When you raise questions, then the questions should not be of one side only. The dharma sansad is not of the BJP, it belongs to the monks. What the monks say, what they don’t say in their meeting, is their subject.”
The reporter, running out of the propaganda material used the argument of geography, saying that the accused Yati Narasimhanand hailed from Ghaziabad while Annapurna, from Aligarh, and thus BJP was somewhat responsible for the statements.
Maurya, sharp as ever, shut short the reporter once again by stating, “Nobody tries to create an environment, what is the right thing, what is the wrong thing, what is appropriate in their platform, they would say..”
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Giving the reporter a tip on how to do journalism, Maurya said, “You are bringing questions that are not connected to the political platform. There are not only Hindu Dharmacharaya’s. There are Muslim and Christian fundamentalists. Whatever they say, collect it all and then phrase a proper question.”
“These Dharmasansands take place in every religion and the people there voice their opinions. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board says that Surya Namaskar is not tolerable in their religion. Let them do what they want to do.”
Even when it looked clear the BBC was being taken for cleaners, the reporter, displaying acute lack of awareness continued to mumble the same line. He brought the old, stale trope of genocide, which was promptly shut down by Maurya, who cut short the interview, leaving the reporter imploring him to stay.
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“No, there is no talk of genocide. Have you come here to talk about the election or something else? Talk about the election only, no? Do not connect everything. Talk like a journalist. You are talking like an agent of someone else. I’d rather not talk to you,”
In the 2017 elections, BJP won 325 seats in a 403-member house and practically demolished the future of regional parties. The left fears a repeat of 2017, with Yogi at the helm of affairs and thus is trying to milk every single controversy to maximum effect. However, the likes of Maurya are ensuring that BJP marches along nicely in its pursuit of another 300+ seats.