Ever Since the announcement of ‘Demonetisation’ of currency has been made, it seems that the most who is affected due to Demonetisation is Arvind Kejriwal. He is attacking the Modi government over the demonetization move. He teamed up with Mamata Banerjee to protest against the demonetization. He warned the Government to roll back ‘Demonetisation’.
Now after claiming that the demonetization move is the “biggest scam since independence”, it was BBC Journalist who became the victim of Kejriwal’s allegations and accusations. Kejriwal accused the journalist of being ‘dishonest’ and ‘corrupt’.
In an interview with BBC Hindi, Kejriwal lashed out at the reporter for questioning him over demonetisation. The interviewer had asked Kejriwal how 55 deaths could be directly linked to demonetization and if he had any proof. The reporter pointed out that the deaths need to be probed and cannot be attributed directly to demonetization without proof.
Kejriwal lost his cool on this and called the Journalist as ‘Dishonest’ and ‘Corrupt’. “Some of your colleagues in media still have the courage and integrity to ask people in the queues about the issues they are facing due to this move”. And the journalist cut him in between and said that we too are doing the same work. “But it is also our responsibility to distinguish the right from the wrong. We cannot directly link the deaths of these people solely to demonetization,” the reporter said.
“Yeh janta dekh rahi hai ke BBC waale kitne imaandaar hain (The public can now see how honest BBC is). 55 people have died in the country since the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes have been banned. And the BBC is saying we can’t link this to demonetisation. This is their honest journalism,” irked Kejriwal said.
When the interviewer tried to intervene, Kejriwal further says, Mujhe sharam aati hai ke aap jaise patrakar yeh kehte hai ke usko link nahi kiya jaasakta hai. (I am ashamed that reporters like you are saying that these two issues cannot be linked).
An argument follows and the interview turned into a debate.
Watch the video below:
You can watch the full interview in the video below. The Interview was broadcasted live on Facebook:
Video Source: BBC Hindi