Exercise restraint before media, or you’ll face criticism like Rahul Gandhi: Mayawati to BSP leaders

Mayawati asked BSP workers not to feel "demoralised by poll surveys of media houses owned by capitalists".

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: October 9, 2016 8:57 pm
mayawati, mayawati rally, mayawati speech, maywati rally today, bsp, bsp rally, bsp rally tpday, bsp rally news, mayawati rally news, india news BSP supremo Mayawati addresses party workers at a function on the death anniversary of party-founder Kanshi Ram in Lucknow on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

BSP chief Mayawati today asked her party men to exercise restraint while interacting with the media or at open meetings, saying they will have to face criticism like Rahul Gandhi if they do not do so. “Under present circumstances, I want to advise senior BSP leaders that while interacting with the media or taking part in open debates, specially on sensitive issues, they should put forth their views in writing or they will have to face criticism like Rahul Gandhi,” she said at a rally here.

“I take the same precaution while interacting with the media and addressing meeting. I wrote my speeches myself even when I was the chief minister,” she said. Mayawati, who is often targeted by opponents for reading out written text, said she “doubles her efforts” to ensure that opponents do not get a chance to criticise her party. She asked her party workers not to feel “demoralised by poll surveys of media houses owned by capitalists”.

“The owners of all newspapers, TV news channels and survey agencies are run by capitalists. They will create an atmosphere in the favour of those who will serve their purpose after coming to power,” she alleged.

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  1. M
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    Media, like for example Newshour in its debate time can put a display score board where viewer just 2 minutes before the end of the debate can SMS a code word (like Initial letter of person's name with sign for approval and with - sign for disapproval. If it can be directly programmed to tally the score that will be a big stick to make the scoundrel "politician" become civilised an start behaving. It will be a great "educational" training program what these "leaders" failed to learn in school. Media can become a teacher to teach these scoundrels some lessons running the cl to shape up the nation!
    1. P
      Oct 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm
      Indian media is on dhannasethon ki party ne khareed lee hai. Par vote toh janta ko karna hai. Mayawati will be the CM of up in 2017 an PM of India in 2019. Just wait and watch time will take its own course.
      1. X
        Oct 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm
        Rahul baby is one useless. Bjp will win UP