TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai roughed up outside MSG

The small video of him being manhandled hit YouTube and was shared numerous times on Twitter.

By: PTI | New York | Updated: September 28, 2014 11:28 pm
Sardesai, who quit as the editor-in-chief of IBN 18 Network in July, tweeted, "Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo!" Sardesai, who quit as the editor-in-chief of IBN 18 Network in July, tweeted, “Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo!”

Leading TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai was today roughed up apprently by pro-Modi supporters outside the Madison Square Garden, shortly before the Prime Minister’s address.

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The news created quite a buzz on social networking site Twitter after @JFK_America posted, “Mob of people attacking an Indian journalist for being critical of Modi on the past. Accused if being a traitor”.

Sardesai, who quit as the editor-in-chief of IBN 18 Network in July, tweeted, “Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo!”

He added, “Glad we caught the idiots on cam. Only way to shame the mob is to show them”. Sardesai also posted, “Great publicity for my book. All those who took selfies have promised to buy it!”

The small video of him being manhandled hit YouTube and was shared numerous times on Twitter.

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    aas
    Sep 29, 2014 at 8:07 am
    the video clearly shows Rajdeep to be the one who picked the fight. He tried to ault the other person. A coward like him will only then tweet about others being s and he being a saint. This is his frustration at failing to stop the Modi wave.
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      Aditya Chaturvedi
      Sep 29, 2014 at 3:51 am
      Please check this video before reporting misleading news... It will tell you who is abusive... Rajdeep called a guy to which he replied "you are an too"s:www.youtube/watch?...
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        Sidharth Sankar
        Sep 30, 2014 at 2:31 am
        Rajdeep Sardesai is a Christian. The Christian clergy is anti-Modi because Modi banned (anti-consutional) conversions in Gujarat- and rightly so.
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          Sidharth Sankar
          Sep 30, 2014 at 2:33 am
          Rajdeep is an anti-national.
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            Sidharth Sankar
            Sep 30, 2014 at 2:32 am
            The media is bought and paid for by the party that's been looting India for decades.
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              sunny
              Sep 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm
              BJP AND ITS SUPPORTERS should try to digest the truth anybody speaks truth about BJP its supporters behave like goondas NO PARTIES HAVE SAINTS MOST OF THEM ARE CORRUPTS and criminals
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                sunny
                Sep 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm
                NRI stands for not required in india
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                  sunny
                  Oct 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm
                  al qaida and isis is not in india as mention by modi i am only concern about india so gujjus are communal and radical with tier boss amit shah but it wont last long
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                    sunny
                    Sep 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm
                    all the NRI are radical gujjus in new jersey and new york
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                      sunny
                      Oct 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm
                      it wont make any diffrence
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                        sunny
                        Sep 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm
                        so anyone who speaks against BJP is gaddar what a media HYPE for modi completly paid media favours BJP
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                          sunny
                          Sep 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm
                          you are right only goondas are the right persons for india
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                            sunny
                            Sep 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm
                            you mean to say BJP is paying to media
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                              Aay
                              Oct 1, 2014 at 11:04 am
                              Do not know the w story. However it makes all Indians look bad. Shoving and pushing and screaming is not civilized.
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                                anil
                                Sep 30, 2014 at 6:02 am
                                the head line should be "indian journalist misbihaves on foriegn soil with his own country men"
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                                  Sudhir
                                  Sep 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm
                                  Rajdeep Sardesai’s wife Sagarika Ghose, are famousCongress stooges. Sagarika Ghose’s father Bhaskar Ghose was a famous shankaribabu & was made the chief of Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan) during Indira &Rajiv regimes. Bhaskar Ghose was well-known for personal loyalty to the Nehrudynasty, & now his daughter & son-in-law are rewarded with their ownchannel to do Congress propaa. In fact Sagarika’s extended family evenconsists of her aunts Ruma Pal (former Supreme Court justice & a closefriend of the Nehru family) & Arundhati Ghose (former diplomat & Indianambador to various countries, predictably, under Congress regimes).
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                                    Arun
                                    Sep 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm
                                    This clip and report are very revealing about Sardesai and the media, both. The media doesn't show the beginning of the clip - where Sardesai, upon being called names, walks away, then turns around as his anger builds and comes back for the attack. They start the video with Sardesai and someone shoving each other. It is intended to leave you with the impression that Sardesai was attacked. It looks like journalists protecting each other.What is revealing about Sardesai is that he is a divisive person. He had no purpose in being there other than to provoke people. Sardesai just couldn't accept the adulation Modi was receiving and was out to spoil the party. He stopped being a journalist and made it personal. Given how he has provoked Modi, and given how polite Modi was with him, Modi comes across as a man of character. Sardesai got provoked and violent. He comes across as a lacking character.
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                                      Guest
                                      Sep 29, 2014 at 3:20 am
                                      Respect for the guy who did this! Every true Indian has been wishing for this..
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                                        kuchBhi
                                        Sep 29, 2014 at 10:49 am
                                        go and see the video first.. then you 'll see the truth...!!!
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                                          kuchBhi
                                          Sep 29, 2014 at 5:54 am
                                          you should see the full video and then say anything.. It was Sardesai who started it, not the people...
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                                            Paramjeet
                                            Sep 30, 2014 at 11:35 am
                                            When paid in their coin they cry. Very easily they forget how they howl a person and drive home their point of view by hook or crook just to increase their fame and TRP of the concerned channel. For 12 years they have been denigrating Modi even SC has given a clean chit but persons like Rajdeep still prosecute Modi. Is it really ethical?
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