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Mamata gave me 'rasgulla' so didn't ask her tough question: Rajdeep Sardesai

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A video of senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai is creating flutter on social media platforms. During a weekly show of 'The Lallantop', a Hindi digital outlet, the television anchor claimed that he did not ask 'tough' question to West Bengal chief minister because she would have denied him 'rasogulla'.

(REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal)
(REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal)

When the host asked Sardesai whether he asked Mamata about brutal political killings in Bengal, allegedly perpetarted by the Trinamool Congress supporters, he (Rajdeep) replied: "This was an informal meeting over a cup of tea. Had this been a proper interview, I certainly would have asked."

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He then jocularly added: "She would not have given me 'rasogulla' had I asked her about Bengal violence." The host seemed amused by the answer and said that jounrlaists shouldn't worry about sinecures from politicians.

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Although it is apparent that the veteran journalist had made that remark in a jocular manner, the netizens were not pleased. Many of them flayed him for giving flippant answer to a serious question.

Sardesai often takes digs at his fellow journalists for not asking tough questions from the Narendra Modi govt at the Centre, hence his even tongue-in-cheek comment has not gone down well with many people.

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