NDTV’s spin to recent NRC issue

NDTV which recently accused Postcard news of being “Fake news factory”, misquotes the Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat to peddle its own agenda. This time though the consequences may not just be as simple as public outrage. NRC Assam being most talked about topic in India, NDTV decided to warp the statements of Chief Election Commissioner as saying that the 4 million declared as non citizens would get their chance to vote in 2019 India’s general elections.

“Those left out of the Assam citizen’s list can vote if their names are in the voter’s list and they fulfill all conditions. The Election Commission will publish a voter list in January and will not wait for the final NRC,” Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat told NDTV. “Nothing changes now,” he said, adding that the election panel is coordinating with the NRC. A snapshot of the original NDTV article reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh

In the above mentioned quote all the condition include being Indian citizen, above 18 of age, and under normal conditions a resident of the place where the person is intending to be a voter (quoted from the CEC interview to CNNnews18).

But according to NDTV, NRC Assam’s list is the only draft and that those illegals may still have their voting powers. But just 24hr ago TMC supremo West Bengal CM Mamatha Banerjee had quoted saying, “They are trying to divide people. There will be bloodbath and civil war in the country”.

Just after a day West Bengal CM threatening possibility of a civil war, NDTV has been caught trying to add acceleration to already volatile situation of Assam.

Is this just inciting a riot or is this just first step helping political parties lobbying for Rohingya epidemic to make an argument keep their vote banks alive?

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