BJP boycotts NDTV over news gaffe

The NDTV has falsely attributed a tweet to Sushma Swaraj in an article on its website.

New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2014 9:50 pm

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday published a press release on its website stating that they have “decided to keep away from panel discussions of NDTV for present.”

The NDTV Twitter account has falsely attributed a tweet to Sushma Swaraj. NDTV, last night, confirmed that they haven’t reported the story on TV. The unverified tweet pooh-poohs “Modi-wave” and NDTV tweeted it without confirming the source of the tweet.

The BJP said in its press release that the “Tweet being manufactured by a channel in order to hurt BJP is unprecedented.”

Both the NDTV and Editor and Journalist Barkha Dutt apologised on Twitter for the “erroneous tweet”.

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    Indus
    Mar 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    NDTV is congress supporter. Barkha Dutt is supporter of congress for fear of CBI enquiry in the Radia Tape case
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      Alani Adana
      Mar 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm
      you forget about the 2G and radia....and direct connections from stan.?????????
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        Anand
        Mar 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm
        Majority people emplo in the media are against modi and bjp. That is whu even absurd utterance of kejri are appearing in media. But people are overwhelmingly behind modi. In 1977, it was not with the media support that janta party came in to power. My comment is also not being pstedsince it is against AAp
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          ankit mrankitanks
          Mar 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm
          This isnt good, ndtv should verify first and be more responsible. Mostly, ndtv shows sensible news, unlike other news channels that act like they are paid by congress or bjp. but i dont know whether barkha owes an apology for this when someone else in the channel does such a thing. however, it is good that the channel apologised
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            ankit mrankitanks
            Mar 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm
            This isnt good, ndtv should verify first and be more responsible. Mostly, ndtv shows sensible news, unlike other news channels that act like they are paidd by congress or bjp. but i dont know whether barkha owes an apology for this when someone else in the channel does such a thing. however, it is good that the channel apologised.
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              TIHARwale
              Mar 10, 2014 at 5:41 am
              Barkha Dutt and NDTV apologised that is why yesterday night BJP RS MP Chandan Mitra was there in a talk show hosted by Barkha Dutt along withShashi Tharoor
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                GT
                Mar 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm
                What do you expect from NDTV? It is basically a AAP and Krejriwal booster and anti-Modi.
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                  Devol Nath
                  Mar 9, 2014 at 11:39 am
                  Barkha deserved it.
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                    vishwanath bhat
                    Mar 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm
                    barkha dutt has question marks on her integrity and professionalism.
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                      Unni M.
                      Mar 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm
                      NDTV has always been pro congress and anti BJP channel.Pranoy Roy has communist leanings and is dead against Hindus.
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                        Gaurav Gupta
                        Mar 10, 2014 at 8:11 am
                        If fake twitter accounts are opened then there is misuse of that who is going to suffer. I think during Election all leaders should declare that they are not using twitter for a while. Earlier Minakshi Lekhi had a problem of hacking of her Twitter account
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                          global View
                          Mar 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm
                          NDTV looks bias channel.All the time Kejariwal, All Jounalist frequently positive for AAP.NDTV is 100 % trying to make Kejariwal hero. this is not good for India's future. it many be good for NDVT.Why do not you go by positive and produce news only merit base.
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                            Viswa Gi
                            Mar 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm
                            NDTV is a Congress channel. They do the damage and then apologise...
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                              Indian
                              Mar 9, 2014 at 11:00 am
                              Most news on NDTV are biased specially related to BJP & NDA.From top 5 English news channel.......NDTV & IBN are like congress paid channel and anti-NDA channels. TimesNow looks neutral one and has highest level of credibility in terms of news.HLT is more of AAP supporter partyNewsX - I hardly watch so can't say much about it.this is my personal opinion and I am not supporter of any political party
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                                honey
                                Mar 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm
                                NDTV is full of manitors..
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                                  jai
                                  Mar 10, 2014 at 5:29 am
                                  NDTV always seems to influence anti BJP.
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                                    JAIHINDMAHADEV
                                    Mar 9, 2014 at 8:11 pm
                                    Wow what type of LOSERS are the BJP POLITICIANS, If a news channel like TIMES NOW praise them left , right and centre and finds a way to attach a scam to ruling party (even if it not a scam ) they bark aloud as if they are the only right ones there.If they find a fault , These BJP LOSERS claim it is manited. Lets see how far it is going...Certainly India public arent fooloed by these people .Am sure the youth is more intelligent and they know what is important for a VIBRANT and HAPPY UNITED INDIA....The elections hopefully will teach a lesson to the corrupt and extremist hypocrite politicians who follow a policy and fanatic ideology of supporting MAJORITY and claiming this TUVA that TUVA ..and hoping to get votes on base of CASTE , CREED and RELIGION...it does not work that way...People if you have atleast a bit of consience and human tendency in your heart , think twice before voting for ANY PARTY....YOUR VOTE is what that matters at the end of the day....
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                                      Rohan
                                      Mar 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm
                                      Barkha dutt is acussed in Radia tapes.
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                                        Rohan
                                        Mar 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm
                                        NDTV is totallt anti BJP and anti NDA. Infact in a matter pertaining to internal NDA it tries to drive a wedge with glee and supports the partner. It plays political games in favour of Congress-AAP combine.
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                                          shahid
                                          Mar 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm
                                          Sushmaji NDTV debates/news clearly show that it is pro-congress and biased company. To us, as common people who have no knowledge of politics, see that trend very clearly. Where is free media? That is just a joke !!
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                                            Prem
                                            Mar 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm
                                            No party is clean not even the new born AAP( 100% corruption eradication is not possible not even in America or China)..the best thing we can have is best compromise with lesser degree of corruption but at least development..and to me personally BJP is the choice!
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