Leading TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai was today roughed up by pro-Modi slogan shouting supporters outside the Madison Square Garden, shortly before the Prime Minister’s address.
The news created quite a buzz on social networking site Twitter after @JFK_America posted, “Mob of people attacking an Indian journalist for being critical of Modi on the past. Accused if being a traitor”.
Sardesai, who quit as the editor-in-chief of IBN 18 Network in July, tweeted, “Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo!”
He added, “Glad we caught the idiots on cam. Only way to shame the mob is to show them”.
Sardesai also posted, “Great publicity for my book. All those who took selfies have promised to buy it!”
The small video of him being manhandled hit YouTube and was shared numerous times on Twitter.