RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' story on AAP, not BJP, says its editor
RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser's' editor, Prafulla Ketkar, on Tuesday said the cover story was directed at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and not the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as was being projected by the media.
New Delhi: RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser's' editor, Prafulla Ketkar, on Tuesday said the cover story was directed at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and not the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as was being projected by the media.
"The real story the Organiser has raised is 'Landslide Victory Uphill Task'. The story is on Aam Aadmi Party not on BJP," he told ANI here.
He also claimed the article was an analysis of the recent Delhi elections in which the AAP emerged victorious.
"About the Delhi elections, there are various opinions, various perceptions, and various analyses that are being done. The Organiser has just reviewed that. This piece is nothing but an election analysis and what are the reasons people are talking about this debate," he added.
Ketkar alleged that mainstream media was curbing the autonomy of Organiser as an independent voice of nation.
"In an attempt to present every story, every issue as a tussle between the BJP and the RSS, mainstream media is basically curbing the autonomy of the Organiser as an independent voice of nation," he said.
"It has become media's paid job to bring some stories about the relationship between the RSS and the BJP simply because those stories are more sellable. Mainstream media should be very careful about citing and quoting the Organiser. We believe that it is our journalistic and as a nationalist media our duty to present the real picture. But whenever we do that, if it is misquoted and misrepresented as an RSS point of view, it is going to hamper the credibility of media who is quoting us," he added.
An article in the RSS mouthpiece had earlier said the BJP was not "on a comfortable ground at present" in Delhi, and that the party had inducted Kiran Bedi and projected her as a candidate for chief minister after receiving an "adverse feedback from field against the Delhi BJP".