Recently Tej Pratap Yadav got married in a grand marriage ceremony on Saturday in Patna, Bihar. Tej Pratap Yadav tied the knot with Aishwarya Rai daughter of a former minister. This had to be grand because of the presence of Lalu Prasad yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar. But there was something more important than this grand marriage which should have been noticed but was ignored by the media and opposition both. Many veteran ministers, media people were present to embrace this moment but there was something cooking behind the curtains. Chief minister Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav were found hugging and embracing each other, first time after break up of grand alliance in Bihar. Has this marriage given a chance to hide something behind it? Did this Grand marriage eclipse emotions of thousands of people in Bihar ?
How come the media, opposition and government are in one sheath?
Two chartered flights arrived in Patna in which first one was of a media baron. From media to ministers everyone was present but none could noticed the fear and sorrow that Bihar is going through. A minister with criminal charges was welcomed and covered by the media entirely but major issues like flood protection are being completely ignored. If the government, media and opposition will be in one sheath then who will raise the issue.We believe opposition, and media both have forgotten the flood of August’17, since then nothing has been done under the name of flood protection and precautions. Perhaps who cares? Here question arises why opposition is silent on the matter? Possibly getting coverage from media and being in lime light is all they want.
Why flood should be major point of concern in Bihar:
As per the report due to massive siltation in Ganga, Bihar is under the threat of flood this year too. Also the ability of the river to drain water has diminished .How can we forget the damages caused by the recent floods in August 2017, around one crore people were affected, over 150 were found dead and in total 17 district were ravaged by the floods? Chief Minster Nitish kumar was the first person who reported this issue but later on blamed Farakka dam for making Ganga shallow. It has become the biggest fear for the people of Bihar. The things that makes it quite difficult to understand is that why is the media hiding this major issue behind Tej’s Marriage and the opposition is also silent on the issue? It is said that threats come with opportunities, probably everyone of them is looking for an opportunity which can help them in the upcoming elections without caring for the people of Bihar.
Why this situation in Bihar reminds us of UP?
This celebration reminds us of UP, because in year 2013 when two people were killed and the matter turned into a communal riot. The situation was out of control, civil administration had to bring in the armed forces to grab the control over the law and order situation. Thousands of people fled their homes in the violence. But then the Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was too busy in celebrating the Sefai Mahotsav so much so that he could not feel for the people of UP and the media were keen on covering this mahotsav leaving people and humanity behind.
If it would have been about Gujarat then would this situation be the same?
Let’s take recent case in July 2017 ,when there were floods in Gujarat and Assam, this case was then taken very sharply by the opposition and the media both. It was said” Over 70 died in Assam floods. Modi sends junior minister (Kiren) Rijiju. Flood in Gujarat. Modi flies himself. Why two separate standards?” questioned journalist Atanu Bhuyan on Twitter. In short when its about Narendra Modi and Gujarat neither the media nor the opposition leave any chance to hype the matter. But In Bihar everyone is watching the great grand celebration of Tej Pratap Yadav ignoring the disaster knocking on the door.
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