Some people can never change. This phrase is true for journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai who will create as well as tilt any information to suit their narrative. And here he is at once again spreading fake news
Recently, he wrote on Twitter that Goa is witnessing a 30 per cent decline in footfalls of tourists this year. Taking on PM Modi led central Government and Manohar Parrikar led state Government he cited high GST on hotels, and hiked air fares as the reason for fall in tourists.He further said, “Goa tourism simply failed to move to next level. Goa has so much more to offer than a Phuket yet well behind in tourism
Goa is witnessing a 30 per cent decline in footfalls of tourists this year.. High GST on hotels, hiked airfares part of the problem.. larger issue: has Goa tourism simply failed to move to next level.. Goa has so much more to offer than a Phuket yet well behind in tourism..
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) December 30, 2018
But soon after he tried to float his lies he was slammed by Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer of Vistara airlines. Sanjiv said “ Goa loads have shown no decline.Infact they have added new flights this year
Even the official statistics of tourist’s visiting Goa proved Rajdeep Sardesai’s claims wrong.
According to Goa Tourism website it is found that 2017-18 showed a growth of 22.98%. The data suggests that nearly 78 lakh tourists arrived in Goa in the year 2017 as compared to 63.3 lakh in 2016, with a growth of 23 per cent in tourist growth. The provisional data for the first five months in the year 2018 has shown that more than 31 lakh tourists have arrived maintaining the rate of tourist arrival similar to last year.
According to reports, in 2017, 7.8 million tourists visited Goa, double than the number four years ago, and five times mor than the state’s 1.5 million population. The number of hotels has also increased significantly- doubling every 10 years. According to Goa department of tourism, the number of major hotels and resorts has increased 170 per cent from 42 in 2008 to 113 in 2018. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar projects the number of tourists at 10 million in 2020
In order to please his masters, the work of Rajdeep and many like him is to disgrace PM Modi and his Government. They will go to any level to spread the malicious propaganda against the policies and decision of PM Modi. Even after being confronted and slammed many times they don’t stop in doing such acts
They never understand that with the same power of pen they can transform the nation and take it to great heights. They misuse their power in bringing down the nation instead