Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was asked, ‘In today’s date it is asked whether you are Pro BJP or Anti BJP?’ In response to this, he gave something like this.
An old interview of senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai is going viral. In this, many questions were asked to Rajdeep regarding his journalism experience and distance from Narendra Modi. In the program ‘Manthan’ of TV channel ‘News24’, Sandeep Chaudhary asks, ‘You also face a lot of opposition. Now anyway the media is torn in two. In today’s date it is asked whether you are Pro BJP or Anti BJP? The media seems to be just a pillar, also known as the fourth pillar.
Rajdeep Sardesai replies, ‘Sandeep, you are right that nowadays it is asked what is your ideology? The reason behind this is that we have allowed ourselves to be divided. We are divided in the same way as society is divided. Today if I question Modi ji, you will say anti Modi, if I praise you will say that you are sold. I think one neither sells easily nor can one just become adversary. We must see the middle ground. It is the job of a journalist to show the truth.
Bal Thackeray was interviewed: Rajdeep says, ‘I have been doing journalism for more than 30 years. I had criticized Bal Thackeray a lot when Shiv Sainiks dug up the pitch. Bal Thackerayji gave me an interview the next day. Even though he said some bitter things in that interview, but at least he did. Today we don’t get to see this at all. This is the reason why today people are divided, journalists are divided. Everyone has become a journalist on social media.
Earlier Sonia Gandhi’s interview was available: Sandeep Chaudhary asks the next question, ‘In the previous government you used to get interviews of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, but now it is not happening. Even Narendra Modi did not give you an interview. Rajdeep says, ‘I did interview Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh between 2004 and 2014, but now it is not so. I interviewed Narendra Modi many times at that time, but now he has become the Prime Minister and I am only a journalist for him.
Earlier, Rajdeep Sardesai had asked Atal Bihari Vajpayee a question about Sonia Gandhi in an interview, in response to which the former PM said, ‘The issue of Sonia Gandhi being a foreigner has become. Be it Narendra Modi or any other party leader, instead of resolving it, it is not right at all to give light. It is being raised continuously even after my refusal.