Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran are two big newspapers of the Hindi state. The main part of these two newspapers consists of 12-12 pages. Even then, there is no place for the news of the India Jodi Yatra.
Dainik Jagran has no news and photos. In Amar Ujala, one-fourth of the single column has an information that Sonia Gandhi will join the yatra. In this way the Congress’s journey has been vanished from Hindi newspapers.
In this way the media keeps the opposition missing so that the public remembers every day that it is helpless. There is no alternative. Godi media is the killer of opposition and democracy. He has made the opposition invisible.
I have been of the view from the beginning that any opposition party which does not fight with the Godi media is not playing a democratic role. Many opposition leaders have now started to awaken the public about the media, but their attitude is very loose. Get your work done by tweeting on Twitter.
Jairam Ramesh has challenged the lies of Godi Media and Ardh Godi Media but it is insufficient. Several anchors have had to apologize but the world does not know just by ranting on Twitter. Its news is not published anywhere.
You can say that Jairam Ramesh has started taking on the antics of Godi Media but his focus is on a very small fight. They are not able to understand the demonic nature of the media, which their leader Rahul Gandhi had explained in a better way many times.
In the first press conference called for the announcement of padyatra and at Ramlila Maidan, Rahul had clearly said that the voice of the public and the voice of the opposition have disappeared, so padyatris are being made. The Congress just disappeared his statement.
Jairam Ramesh should do proper assessment of Hindi newspapers and channels, then give statement that media is covering Bharat Jodo Yatra. This trip has been canceled. In my view, Godi Media and Ardh Godi Media have banned India Jodi Yatra.
Travel is also missing from TV channels. One channel is still operational. It does not travel on main channel but keeps showing on YouTube. That’s how everyone has done the trick. The rest Jairam Ramesh is more intelligent.
Had this padyatra been for BJP and Amit Shah had been walking on foot for 26 days, he would have seen its coverage. Every page would be full of news and analysis armed with Amit Shah’s footsteps and a new era of hope and new communication.
Like Rahul Gandhi, if Amit Shah or Narendra Modi were giving a speech while getting wet in the rain, then that picture would have been printed on the whole page. He was called an avatar. TV channels would be running day and night that how great Modi is. Congress should learn. It rained and kept on addressing the rally.
Unless every citizen, every leader fights with media running with the power of thousands of crores of rupees, does not ask questions every day, then there will be no balance in this democracy. Without balance of power, democracy turns into dictatorship.