“I should have killed that journalist”: Akhilesh


New Delhi: That’s what a former chief minister and leader of a major political party said on a public platform on Sunday, justifying his despicable statement when warned that he was endorsing violence. Strangely enough, though, there was no hue and cry over this comment, exposing the duplicity in a section of the media.

Speaking at ‘NDTV Yuva’ conclave, Akhilesh Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and chief of the Samajwadi party, asserted that he should have killed a Delhi journalist who had called him ‘Aurangzeb’, the dictatorial Mughal emperor.

Narrating the incident, the Samajwadi Party leader said, “Once I summoned a journalist from Delhi who had called me Aurangzeb. I regret letting him get away. I should have killed him with a sword like Aurangzeb.”

When the anchor of the program warned him that he was speaking about inflicting violence upon a journalist, Akhilesh Yadav defended his statement, saying he was angry and thus had said was he did. He then added that since he hadn’t harmed the journalist proved that he wasn’t Aurangzeb.

The silence on the part of the liberal media not to comment on this highly objectionable and violent comment is quite telling.