‘Chara ghotala’, the infamous fodder scam of 900 crores finally comes to rest. In a long 17 year awaited judgment the CBI court of Ranchi announced Lalu Prasad Yadav, then the CM and the main convict in fodder scam a 5 years of imprisonment in Birsa Munda jail. This judgment was announced on 3rd October 2013. Before 2014 elections this is considered to be one of the most important decisions which can alter the future of RJD (Rastriya Janta Dal) in Bihar. Well, let’s look at how media reported all this news, what was their approach?
The media reported the news being very balanced. Their approach seemed neutral. The main focus of all news houses was, very obvious, targeted towards 2014. All the news houses talked about the possible future of RJD and next Loksabha polls. The talk shows too conducted shows on Lalu, his party and 201 elections. Although, most of the media houses focused on partie’s future and the ties with congress, very few were seen talking on the Lalu ji’s imprisonment part of the story though.
Lalu Prasad yadav who once gave the slogan, ‘jab tak rahega samose me aloo tab tak rahega Bihar me lalu’, is now facing 5 years of imprisonment, which he would have never thought of. The media certainly did a much softer side story towards lalu ji. Unlike the case of A. Raja, Telecom scam, the media seemed more interested in RJD’s future (Agenda of media).
Unlike the case of Kanimozhi or Asaram, where all the details of their prison cell was described in detail by the media, Laluji found some sympathy by the media. Expect Laluji will teach Political science and Management to the students nothings else was made available by the media about Laluji’s living condition in the prison cell. This certainly indicates something, doesn’t it? If you have any doubts or suggestion please mention in the below comment box, I would surely reply to you.