Five stories that channels ignored because they were in BJP-ruled states


Bihar deputy chief minister, Tejaswi Yadav, has taken a dig at the TV channels for its perceived biases against the state while providing coverage on the law and order in general and the recent toppers contoversy in particular.

Tweeting a newspaper clip of the rampant irregularities in a university exam in Madhya Pradesh, Yadav said, ” Think and Think again. What if this was Bihar and not Madhya Pradesh. The prime time debates on TV channels would be busy launching blistering attack on Bihar.”

Yadav also sought to draw a parallel with another BJP-ruled state, Jharkhand, to make a point how Bihar often received unfair treatment by TV channels.

Referring to recent murder of a Congress leader in Jharkhand, he said that such incidents were quite rampant there but there was no outrage on TV channels because it didn’t happen in Bihar.

He wrote, “Such regular incidents in Jharkhand are unfortunate but same nature incidnts of Bihar are viewd with different lenses. isn’t it?”

Yadav didn’t stop here. He tweeted about an attack on a journalist allegedly by a BJP minister in Haryana.

Taunting the BJP for its much talked about claims of Ram Rajya (good governance), he said, “BJP’s Haryana minister attacks @EtvHaryana journalist.Strongly condem such attacks on journalists tht too by a minister.That’s Ramraj of BJP. (sic)”

In a separate tweet, the young deputy CM of Bihar highlighted an incident from Madhya Pradesh, where a BJP corporator was booked for allegedly attacking an assistant commissioner of municipal corporation.

He said, “what if this was happening in non-BJP ruled states.”

Yadav, however, may have wanted to include another incident from Gujarat, where a class 12 student had recently scored 100 out of 100 because he himself checked his paper.

Calling it a ‘matchless’ incident concerning the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), several media reports said that a class 12 student in Ahmedabad had written his Economics and Geography papers and later checked it with red-ink giving himself full marks in one of the subjects.

The board has now filed a complaint against the student Harshad Sarvaiya.


  1. This is not the first time . As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports Madhya pradesh was ranked the worst state in India for multiple years (2011,2012,2013,2014) with regards to crimes of rape against children and women.
    But not a single media channel will dare to claim that lawlessness and “Jungle Raaj” exists in MP despite over 10 years of BJP administration.
    In fact mainstream corporate media will even spin it the other way and claim that there is better reporting of rapes in Madhya Pradesh.

    Madhya Pradesh also tops the cognisable crime chart released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
    Over 10 years of acche din in Madhya Pradesh , Will any mainstream corporate media channel dare to say there is Jungle Raaj and lawlessness in MP ?