स्‍वामी अग्निवेश ने की बरखा दत्‍त की बोलती बंद

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जनलोकपाल बिल को लेकर बुधवार को एनडीटीवी ने 'बक स्‍टाप्‍स' नामक एक लाइव शो प्रसारित किया.  इस शो की एंकरिंग कर रही थीं तमाम तरह के आरोपों से घिरी बरखा दत्‍त. बरखा दत्‍त के सामने थे स्‍वामी अग्निवेश. बरखा ने स्‍वामी से सवाल किया कि शांति भूषण और प्रशांत भूषण पर इतने तरह के आरोप लगे हैं तो क्‍या उन्‍हें अभी भी ड्राफ्टिंग कमेटी में बने रहना चाहिए. इसके जवाब में स्‍वामी ने बरखा की बोलती ही बंद कर दी.

स्‍वामी ने कहा कि मान लीजिए एक मीडिया परसन के ऊपर भ्रष्‍टाचार का आरोप लगा है, जो एक टीवी चैनल की मशहूर एंकर है, और वह व्‍यक्ति लगातार भ्रष्‍टाचार के मुद्दे को लेकर लोगों से सवाल पर सवाल किए जा रहा है,  पहले तो आपको अपने ऊपर लगे आरोपों की सफाई देनी चाहिए इसके बाद आपको नैतिक अधिकार होगा कि आप भ्रष्‍टाचार के मामले पर बहस करें, क्‍या ऐसे व्‍यक्ति को पीछे हटना चाहिए?  इस पर आपका क्‍या उत्‍तर होगा?

Barkha Dutt : "Swami Agnivesh... you will see that the number of people who had to resign from public office---and many people believe this is a good thing---just because of suspicion or allegations or accusations, I mean, from Shashi Tharoor to Ashok Chavan to Sharad Pawar, there are so many different examples where legally, the allegation has not been proven, but even before the trial has begun, these politicians have stepped aside. Now some people are making the argument that those drafting the Lokpal bill must do the same. How do you respond? Do you believe the same standard must be applied as they are applied to politicians?"

Swami Agnivesh : "Well, Barkhaji, let me put it to you this way. Supposing there is an accusation of corruption on some mediaperson who is an anchor of a very famous TV channel, and if that person is initiating debate after debate on corruption and such [a] person is asked, first get yourself cleared of all these allegations and then only you will have a moral right to start or initiate a debate on corruption, should that person step down? What would be your answer?"

Barkha Dutt : "My answer would be very simple. My answer would be that we all must answer to the same levels of scrutiny that we subject other people to, and that is exactly what we are debating, whether that should take the shape of answering questions, whether that should take the shape of stepping down, will vary from case to case. And that remains my position. Justice [Santosh] Hegde would you disagree?"

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written by pramod kumar, June 09, 2011
barkha par jab tak arop sidh nahi ho jata hai tab tak unse is prakar ka sawal swami ji konahi karana chahiye.patrakarita ki duniya me barkha dutt kesewa ek misal hai.
written by zakir hussain, April 28, 2011
Barkha dutt has no moral right to conduct discussions on corruption matter. Barkha, you first look into your own conscience than ask questions on corruption to others.I not only hate her, since I came to know about her involvement, but have stopped watching pro gramme's anchored by her.God forbid such dubious charter's.
written by seema, April 26, 2011
barkha and agnivesh both should stand of this kind of disscussion
written by Y K SHEETAL, April 22, 2011
Barkha shame shame shame!!!
written by Aham, April 22, 2011
Well, why for that matter Agnivesh agreed to participate in the show anchored by a corrupt journalist?
written by Rakesh, April 22, 2011
Barkha was a very noted news personnality for me but her activity in the recent past has disturbe me a lot..........and if I am happen to meet her , god only know my reaction.............smilies/angry.gifsmilies/angry.gif

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