Journo Asking BJP’s Kirit Somaiya About Pro-CAA Propaganda Is Internet’s New Hero

On January 10 2020, the centre went ahead with the nation-wide implementation of the religiously biased Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) although there are literally hundreds and thousands and lakhs of people out on the streets speaking out against it. So, technically, the people who are protesting have lost and the people who are in support of it have won. But has that stopped the Bharatiya Janta Party from shoving the CAA into everyone’s faces? Nope. Because now they’ve resorted to brainwashing.

According to NDTV, an event was organised at Dayanand Balak Balika Vidyalaya in Mumbai’s Matunga by the BJP on Friday where students were asked to write postcards to PM Narendra Modi “thanking” him for the law. Now, the Maharashtra government has issued a notice to that school but a NDTV journalist has done something better. He has hounded the Vice President of BJP’s Maharashtra branch, Kirit Somaiya, about spreading propaganda about an Act that is clearly controversial and not fully understood by adults to 8-17 year-old kids.

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The journalist kept asking about the party’s stance regarding the event at the school. However, Somaiya had nothing to say except “Maine aapko jawab de diya hai” (I have answered your question). And that too not once, not twice, but a record 27 times! Although the journalist kept insisting that Somaiya hasn’t some secondary and tertiary questions related to his party’s actions, he kept saying the same thing with increasing levels of arrogance.

This is how the internet has reacted:

There are a lot of things to laugh about while watching this short clip but when you really look at it, you’ll see the kind of leaders we have selected in order to represent us. Any political leader should be answerable to the public for anything and everything they’ve done. This is no way to dodge a question and, no matter what your opinion is about the CAA, the techniques being applied by the BJP is no way to gather support for their controversial decisions. The only thing that is correct about this whole video is the journalist’s line of questioning, which is something that should be emulated by the rest of the country during these troubling times.

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