Few days back, when the NDA announced the name of the presidential candidate, most of the lutyens media started mocking Ramnath Kovind calling him an unknown person in India.
They even went to the extent of mocking his caste and said BJP was doing politics in the name of dalits. All the lutyens journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose, Rana Ayub and Barkha Dutt tweeted that they do not know who is Ramnath Kovind and opposed the candidature of Mr. Kovind.
It is indeed shameful for a journalist to say they do not have knowledge about a man who is the current governor of an Indian state. If they did not know, the most appropriate thing to do was to atleast Google about him and find out who he was. Well, they have only exposed themselves to the world and shown how much knowledge they have as journalists.
But interestingly, Barkha Dutt who tweeted questioning Who is Ramnath Kovind, knew the entire Bio data of the Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin.
Yesterday after the US government announced Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist, Barkha Dutt tweeted the entire history of the terrorist including who was his polling agent, where does he live and what he does. This is the importance she shows to a Presidential nominee and a Pakistani terrorist.
After all, she gets praised by the most wanted terrorist of the world Hafeez Saeed so probably she is showing back courtesy to her friends.
If we remember she was the one who racked up an issue calling Burhan Wani, the hizbul terrorist an innocent son of a School Headmaster? Lutyen’s journalists lack of knowledge about India is mostly because they spend more time in studios with anti Nationals like Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Azadi gang and fail to see the ground reality, probably they should step out of their studious and spend little time with real Indians once in a while to understand India!