A senior Journalist tries to insult devotees of Ram by comparing two unconnected numbers.
In a recent tweet, senior journalist Punya Prashun Bajpai made an unnecessary and absurd comparison between the viewership of the Live telecast of Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya on and the number of votes BJP got in the 2019 LS election.
His tweet speaks nothing in particular but implies that the viewership tallies with no. of BJP's votes in the 2019 Lokshabha election. This unnecessary and absurd comparison between two unrelated numbers is being seen as an insult to the devotee of Lord Ram, one of the most revered God of Hindus and also of people from other religions.
Soon after his tweets netizens showed their anger and questioned this unnecessary comparison. Some also pointed out that this viewership is limited to the Doordarshan, private channel viewership is not included. Nearly 200 channels picked and carried the live coverage by Doordarshan so it obvious that actual viewership was much higher than 160 million or 16 crores as tweeted by Bajpai.
In any case, whether this viewership was higher than the number of BJP's votes in the 2019 Lok sabha election or not, making such a comparison is highly unwarranted and uncalled for.
It is to be noted, that ever since the BJP led government in the center and UP have taken the decision to build a grand temple of Lord Shri Ram at Ayodhya after the Supreme Court's verdict, a number of Congress and Left oriented senior journalists and big media houses are targetting this decision. Some have given suggestions to build a hospital or a school at that place and also given many such unwarranted ideas to target the decision of building Ram Mandir at Ayodhya BJP government.