There’s a huge section of Indian Main Stream Media (MSM) that has become evidently Pro-Modi. The reasons could be either ideological or financial. Mukesh Ambani’s 1700 crore investment in 2012 in the sinking TV18 group which includes CNN-IBN, Firstpost, IBN7 would be an example of a media group becoming Pro-Modi for financial reasons. One example of a channel ideologically with Modi would be India TV under Rajat Sharma who is very much a BJP man.Â Only NDTV among major channels doesn’t seem to be particularly Pro-Modi.
However to maintain some semblance of neutrality, these otherwise Pro-Modi media outlets do publish Anti-Modi articles/news items from time to time. That is when the ‘NaMo trolls’ get into action on news websites, Facebook and Twitter. Namo trolls can be spotted by their hate speak and use of abusive and explicit language.
PM Candidate Narendra Modi himself followsÂ one such abuser on Twitter, Sateash Jain (@actindia). On 29th April, 2013, Sateash Jain tagged Barkha Dutt, the NDTV Journalist in the most sexually abusive tweet one can come across.
The fact that PM Candidate Narendra Modi continues following Sateash Jain (@actindia) even 6 months after this act of abuse would mean that Narendra Modi approves of people like Sateash Jain who sexually abuse women on twitter.
TruthOfGujarat and its authors also face such abuse on a regular basis and have cautioned some of these NaMo trolls publicly with legal notices and have made them apologize. If required, we will also drag them to the Court of Law.
Question is, how long will the Indian journalists tolerate this abuse from NaMo trolls before they take the legal route and make sure that these people are locked up in prison cells for the betterment of our country?
Lastly we would like to ask Narendra Modi – is this the India you are aspiring to build by approving sexual abusers like Sateash Jain?