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Cobra Sting shows media houses polarise voters for money

AMN / New Delhi

An INVESTIGATIVE website COBRAPOST on Monday through a sting operation alleged that some media houses were ready to work on Hindutva agenda to polarize voters on communal lines for money.

Cobrapost in astatement said that one of its scribes carrying spy cams interviewed many media executives were expressed their willingness to polarise the voters for money.

According to Cobrapost editor Aniruddha Bahal, Media Houses also expressed their readiness to malign image of political leaders, rake muck on most celebrated and members of legal fraternities and civil society, show judiciary in poor light and brand agitating farmers as Maoists.

“Through our sting operation named Operation 136 several Indian media houses agreed to carry contents promoting Hindutva and to polarise elections on communal lines for money,” Bahal told reporters here.

He said the media houses also agreed to malign images of opposition leaders like Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and leaders from the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Bahal said they were even ready to target Union Ministers like Arun Jaitley, Maneka Gandhi, Jayant Sinha and others from BJP allies like Upendra Khuswaha, Om Prakash Rajbhar and Anupriya Patel.

He said the sting was named Operation 136 because India is placed at 136th position in 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

He said the contents of the campaign were violative of various sections of the Indian Penal Code, which hold publication of content communal and defamatory nature a criminal act punishable by imprisonment.

He also said it was only the first part of the Operation 136 and the second part of the expose would be released in April.

Despite the silence of the mainstream media on the purported sting, commentators on Twitter expressed shock at the contents of the sting, in which media executives are purportedly seen declaring to undercover reporter Pushp Sharma that they have no problem diluting or blanking out news ‘against Hindutva’, belittling Opposition political parties such as Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal, or defaming political leaders like Congress President Rahul Gandhi as long as they were paid fully in advance.

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