[Watch] 'Delhiites Are Lazy, Discuss Politics Only Over Drinks': Zee News Anchor Sudhir Chaudhary Rants After Exit Polls
Sudhir Chaudhary, anchor Zee News was seen lashing out at the Delhi voters after the exit poll results were announced which showed a clear majority for Aam Aadmi Party
Zee News anchor Sudhir Chaudhary has said that the Delhi people are busy in their own lives who prefer to discuss national issues only over drinks and cast vote only for freebies.
In his daily prime time show 'DNA', Chaudhary went on a rant as the poll of exit polls suggested a sweeping victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2020 Delhi elections. He lashed out at Delhi voters for not caring about issues like the Balakot airstrikes, Ram Temple in Ayodhya, or revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The results of the Delhi elections will be announced on February 11.
The Logical Indian Take
'News anchor' Sudhir Chaudhary accused Delhi voters of being self-absorbed and for caring about their personal issues over the national interests.
"Delhi residents do not care about the Balakot airstrikes, Ram Temple in Ayodhya, or revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. They don't even care about the country being fragmented into bits. They only care about their personal struggles and not about bigger issues of national importance," the anchor fumed.
"People of Delhi are lazy. They only want to share their viewpoints via their smartphones and do not want to come out to vote," he further said.
Journalists are supposed to elucidate and illuminate the facts for the viewers to make sense instead of firing opinions and accusations. The people who are engaged in the later do a disservice to the profession that is often called the fourth pillar of the democracy.
Using journalism as a platform to rant against anyone who doesn't fall in line with your point of view is unbecoming of a journalist.
Netizens Bash Chaudhary
Soon after Chaudhary's rant, the show's video was shared on the social media with #ZeeNewsBanKaro trending on Twitter. Netizens expressed their contempt over Chaudhary's passionate discourse and shared his previous videos when Bharatiya Janta Party won the Lok Sabha elections previously.
Unbelievable! What this man has said. How does this qualify as journalism.— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) February 9, 2020
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