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Media hypocrisy exposed over Salman Khurshid row
Just to drive mileage out of the controversy, Arvind Kejriwal and company - the self-anointed custodians of India - sat on a dharna and clamoured for the resignation of Salman Khurshid. As usual 24x7 hungry beast chipped in, lending a big mouth to clowns, without even bothering to cross check the facts.

THE SALMAN Khurshid row is refusing to die. It all commenced with a leading Hindi news channel’s storming allegation of siphoning of funds to the tune of Rs. 71 lakh by an NGO, Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust chaired by Salman Khurshid. While his wife, Louise Khurshid is the project director.

The TV channel alleged in a programme that the NGO didn’t organize camps and failed to disburse equipments for physically challenged. The allegations didn’t end here; charges of forgery too were leveled. Thinking they may drive mileage out of the controvery, Arvind Kejriwal and company too plunged into the fray. He sat on an agitation and raised voice for his resignation. Without pondering over the ramifications, many TV channels and newspapers tendered coverage with debates and discussions running for couple of days.

Nobody is guilty unless proven guilty by court; we often reiterate this legal line. From opposition to media channels, all were hell bent on Khurshid, without court trial he was pronounced guilty. All and sundry were gunning for his head.

Oxford educated, suave and intelligent Khurshid took all the allegations head on and blow by blow refuted all the allegations during a press conference organized on October 14. Shared pictures of camps, paraded beneficiarees admitting receiving equipments. The same media, which was gunning for his papers, altered their stance barring some.

Addressing his supporters on Tuesday night, in the heat of the moment he said: "I have been made the law minister and asked to work with the pen. I will work with the pen, but also with blood."Somebody filmed the whole incident and passed it on to one of the news channels. Instantly his words sparked a storm.

Self proclaimed custodians of India, Kejriwal and company took potshots on Khurshid and hurled way too many salvos. Certain media houses and Kejriwal and company have been leaving no stone unturned in tarnishing his image. Why this hypocrisy?

Arvind Kejriwal has been repeatedly coughing derogatory words. Hardly media takes note of his infringement. I am sharing some instances: On Feb 26 he came out with outrageous comment: “All types of elements have entered Parliament, including robbers, murderers and rapists." Does this not amount to crime? So going by this argument of Kejriwal, all those sitting in parliament are rapists and murderers. What about Advani, Vajpayee, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Mayawati? Are they also murderers? What action did media take against Kejriwal? Why media didn’t emphasise on many of his outrageous comments?

May I ask Kejriwal and company, the self-anointed custodians of India, what is so sacrosanct about you? Why should we rely on your version? Why media and you are jumping the gun. Let law of the land take its own course. Why Kejriwal and company think, their version has spine? Why can’t Khurshid’s version be relied upon? Kejriwal and company, it appears is a mere headline hunter. They too have come under scanner for jumping the gun. Wish we have more real activists who can work on ground zero than become preachers.

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