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Why questions on Vadra and Khemka were missing during Rahul Gandhi's first ever formal interview?
In an endeavour to go afar any body’s imagination, all of a sudden the Congress VP and Lok Sabha polls' campaign chief Rahul Gandhi chose to be seriously vocal (though I feel robotically monotonous) appearing elaborately interactive through a national television news channel (Times Now). I must say he showed enough courage to take straight questions on extensive array of subject matters.

This interview has become one of the most discussed thing both in  the national media as well as the social media due to its suddenness. A broad look to this event however doesn’t reflect any newness and as usual unsatisfactory for it’s serious short of content. But a microscopic observation definitely is revealing some interesting facts.

I remember a line “Heard Melodies are sweet but Those Unheard are sweeter”...from “Ode on a Gracious Urn by John Keats. One can really notice something similar in this first of its kind interaction with a closure scrutiny.

Whatever is discussed let’s keep it apart as it is getting conversed everywhere and may or may not be sweet. But sweeter part of this talk is “what is not discussed” because that is actually unfolding the real intent of this total act.

Isn’t it strange that Rahul Gandhi is getting interviewed and Robert Vadra and Ashok Khemka are absent in the interaction? Especially when the Anchor is considered as one of the most responsible journalists, how can such an important matter went missing? Isn’t it like interviewing Sonia Gandhi and not asking her about Quattrocchi? What does it mean...a compromise?

There has been serious allegations against Robert Vadra on illegal land dealings which is termed as DLF-Vadra controversy. How can one miss that, after the way Haryana government hounded an honest IAS officer Ashok Khemka after he had taken on Vadra on the issue of controversial land deals while urging further investigation into the falsification of documents on part of the Vadra.

How can Arnab Goswami just missed these facts while he didn’t miss to point out Ashok Chavan (Adarsh Scam) and Sheila Dixit (CWG scam)? Is it digestible that the interview was really a direct one?

Not at all….it’s totally an act of “light-camera-action” category and the real intent was to repetitively point at a particular issue.

But interestingly nobody in the political arena also, could spot this fact; even the arch rival BJP didn’t express a doubt on the straightforwardness and integrity of this conversation when serious facts were totally untouched while airing their reaction on this interview. Even no senior observer, political analyst or a political leader pointed out why Rahul was not asked about Vadra and Khemka...isn’t it really strange?

However I’m still confused from which side this “compromise” has been done (Though I’m damn sure of something devious). Because I still don’t understand why Arnab Goswami and his channel will keep their credibility at stake when they claim that they have largest viewership at present. So is it a part of “5000 cr image makeover plan for Rahul Gandhi”?

May be but the reality is this “selective directness” on part of the news channel or a serious deal on part of RaGa will not work to their purpose as I feel most of the people will agree with me that we Indians are no fools these days. We have already smelled something fishy which is really enough to be apprehensive about the uprightness of this interview.

Had there been nothing “Give and Take” we would have the opportunity to hear Rahul Gandhi’s response on his brother-in-law's fraudulent activities which would have added something honest on Part of RaGa. But unfortunately he missed chance. Well...better next time!!

But the good news is Indian public has become intelligent enough to hear what is not said or not discussed and can see beyond “not so transparent facts”…so it will be good for those to change their strategy who still want to deceive people and make them fool … The sooner they change the better for them else things will get boomerang to those in return.

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