‘Community, Cash & Criminality have taken over today’s politics’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2018 11:45:17


Special Correspondent

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that Caste, Community, Cash and Criminality have taken over Caliber, Capacity, Character and Conduct in today’s politics, the alteration of the 4Cs is a very dangerous trend. The Vice President was addressing the third Convocation of Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya (KTPJV) Raipur at Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Auditorium, Government Science College campus as chief guest. Speaking on today’s media, the Vice President cautioned electronics media which, according to him, is losing its credibility in the race of showing breaking news. “The day electronic media raised its head it gave the profession of journalism a new direction. Media has now become an industry instead of a mission, resulting in remission in credibility,” he said. He added that information with confirmation is always powerful than an ammunition.

The Vice President also condemned the repeated coverage of unconstitutional act of the politicians in the Parliament which encourage them to do it again and again. He said that the parliamentary democracy allows the leaders to either talk-out or walk-out, but they are more resorting to the act of break-out which ultimately leads to all-out of the system. He also said that the news and views cannot be compared. News should always be carried in the front page while views in the editorial page.Speaking on the language, the V-P said that one should not leave his/her mother tongue at any situation.

“When I came to Delhi I realized that I cannot grow without Hindi language. I was not that good at Hindi though I had studied it in my school days. Gradually, I found Hindi language as interesting as my mother tongue,” said the Vice President. He described Kushabhau Thakre as his mentor in politics and hailed the efforts of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee who not only dedicated the journalism university to the state but also remained the architect behind the formation of Chhattisgarh. Earlier, in his presiding speech, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh exhorted the graduating students of the university to work as representative of Chhattisgarh. He also expressed his concern over missing of authenticity and truth in the news in electronics media in the era of competitiveness. Earlier University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Man Singh Parmar welcomed the guests.

The other guests on the occasion were Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, MP Ramesh Bais, State Higher and Technical Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey, Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal, and Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar. University Registrar Dr Atul Kumar Tiwari proposed a vote of thanks.