At a time when they should be condemning the mid-air scare in which comedian Kunal Kamra heckled Arnab Goswami, Congress and its cohort have supported Kamra’s act.
Bengaluru: As politicians, one might have different views based on the ideologies one propagates. But when it comes to assault and heckling, irrespective of the ideologies and differences, such hooliganism has to be condemned without fear or favour.
At least, this is how sane democracies work. But when it comes to Congress and its coterie, they throw away all political etiquette to the dustbin. Instead, they use the incident to further their vindictiveness and derive some sadistic pleasure.
Cutting the long story short, the way journalist Arnab Goswami was heckled mid-air on a flight to Lucknow from Mumbai has exposed how intolerant the Left-leaning Kunal Kamra is. He not only endangered his life but those of others as well, as he gave savoir faire a miss.
But what comes worse than this hooliganism is the attitude of the Congress and its cohort.
As the video of the thuggish Kunal Karma’s misdemeanour went viral, the Congress issued support to him. And as expected, Shashi Tharoor, who has been exposed by Arnab Goswami a number of times, was in the vanguard.
The truth is that it was time someone gave him a taste of his own medicine. These are the words he regularly uses to berate his innocent victims, except he does so in a hectoring, bullying manner & at higher volume & pitch than @kunalkamra88 does in this video. https://t.co/e94B8WcEtj— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 28, 2020
Another peddler of fake news, Ashok Swain mocked Arnab for remaining surprisingly quiet before the cameras.
Not surprised that Kunal did this, but surprised that Arnab remained quiet for 2 minutes in front of a camera! https://t.co/r7C1okiEO9— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) January 28, 2020
Another journalist Shivam Vij termed Arnab a “mountain of poison” and certified that the journalist deserves such antagonism.
Kunal Kanra did nothing as compared to what Republic TV and its reporters do every day many times a day: heckling. Arnab Goswami is a mountain of poison. He deserves this and a lot lot more. I support Kunal here. https://t.co/riIM4ucXpK— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) January 28, 2020
A thuggery of the worst order, Kunal Kamra unleashed a volley of abuses against Arnab on the Indigo flight.
Right throughout the sojourn, Arnab kept appreciably quiet, maintaining his poise and refusing to retaliate, irrespective of the provocations. At one point in time, it is reported that Kamra even wanted to get physical with Arnab, but thanks to the intervention of the crew, nothing untoward happened.
Kamra now has been grounded by three airlines – SpiceJet, Indigo and Air India – as a punitive measure for endangering the lives of passengers.
Last Updated 3:56 PM IST