Delhi Assembly Elections concluded on Saturday evening and all the exit polls which followed, predicted the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will come back to power with a comfortable majority when the results will be announced on February 11.
Zee News anchor Sudhir Choudhary in his show Daily News and Analysis (DNA), however, was seen blaming the Delhi voters after the exit polls. He said, "Delhi residents do not care about the Balakot air strikes, Ram Temple in Ayodhya, or revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status," but care about their own personal issues. "
He added that the Delhi voters don’t even care about the country being divided. Choudhary said that the people of Delhi are lazy and that they only want to share their views through their smartphones on social media.
Sudhir Choudhary's monologue has gone viral and people slammed the anchor.
A Twitter user said, "Extremely shameless reporting. Don't have words to express this cheap journalism. Watch out how is he accusing people simply because they chose the development provided by one party and ignored the hate politics of other. Sudhir Chaudhary is embarrassment on the face of Earth!"
Another user said, "Unbelievable! What this man has said. How does this qualify as journalism. No accountability. All the more reason fo cut the cord and stop watching television news."
Twitter came with funny memes and jokes after Sudhir's monologue. Here are some of the best reactions:
Ouch!!— Aditya Roshan (@roshanindia) February 8, 2020
Can't believe he openly said this. Such a shameful reporting @sudhirchaudhary
You can continue debating about national issues such as mandir-maazid and hindu-mushlim, and don't cry when market falls down and zee news shares goes down. pic.twitter.com/12rwcOg0Rx
Extremely shameless reporting. Don't have words to express this cheap journalism.— Tuk Tuk (@amtuktuk) February 9, 2020
Watch out how is he accusing people simply because they chose the development provided by one party and ignored the hate politics of other.#sudhirchaudhary is embarrassment on the face of Earth! https://t.co/5StXwzvVXM
If this doesn't triggers you nothing will !— Karanveer Singh Nandre (@karan_nandre) February 8, 2020
Media should've been the fourth pillar of democracy but it has stooped low enought to become sold, corrupt and biased PR firms for this govt.
#ShameOnSudhir should be trending with #रुबिका_की_रूह_बिक_चुकी_है pic.twitter.com/LkZPhWmj8o
If BJP wins, voter are smart and if BJP lose, voters are fool and they are greedy for their own future.— DemoCrazy (@roflpatra007) February 9, 2020
Same Delhi voter gave 7 MP to BJP.
I believe people are fool who watch such cheap news channel.
Let's trend #BoycottZeeNews #DelhiElections2020
#sudhirchaudhary displayed exemplary professionalism and avoided weeping last evening. Voters, obsessed with the petty struggles of life, ignored— santhoshd (@santhoshd) February 9, 2020
& frustratingly voted for socio-economic development.pic.twitter.com/h4IbZ0Ie1R
.@ZeeNewsHindi this reporting has insulted Delhi n everyone living in Delhi. When same Del had given BJP 7 out of 7 MP seats then they were not anti-national, greedy, lethargy etc?? How dare .@sudhirchaudhary abused pple of Delhi just becoz they opted 2 vote 4 .@ArvindKejriwal? https://t.co/Gyz4J7gckW— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) February 9, 2020
Unbelievable! What this man has said. How does this qualify as journalism.— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) February 9, 2020
All the more reason fo cut the cord and stop watching television news https://t.co/4W1kPYabpb
The exit polls predicted that AAP will win a two-thirds majority with some giving it a three-fourth majority in the 70-member assembly. They predicted that Congress will continue its dismal show in the national capital.
The Times Now-Ipsos exit poll predicted 47 seats for AAP and 23 for BJP. The ABP News-C Voter poll predicted that AAP will get 49-63 seats and the BJP 5-19 seats. According to the poll, the Congress could win 0-4 seats.
The TV9 Bharatvarsh-Cicero exit poll predicted that AAP would win 54 seats, BJP 15 seats and Congress one seat. The Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat exit poll gave 48-61 seats to AAP, 9-21 seats to BJP and 0-1 seat for the Congress.