Rajdeep Sardesai Controversies!

Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist, anchor and an author. This is the reason why he is always surrounded by news and controversy, most of the time for his own views and opinions on the microblogging site Twitter.

Here we share Rajdeep Sardesai controversies from the past as well as present:


Image Source: Rajdeep Sardesai via Facebook

When Rajdeep Sardesai Was Slapped at Madison Square in 2014

Ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s speech in Madison Square on 29th September 2014, Rajdeep Sardesai was manhandled by a crowd (allegedly Modi supporters) in New York. He was slapped by one of the supporters of Modi. While, some of the onlookers alleged Rajdeep for provoking the crowd, a senior journalist at Dainik Bhaskar defended Rajdeep.

Rajdeep Sardesai and the Infamous Tweet of NaMo and Nemo

In February 2014, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Rajdeep Sardesai in a way compared Mr. Narendra Modi, then a Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP with his dog. Here’s the tweet that created havoc not just in India but around the world –

Though his friend Ronnie Screwala warned him about the aftereffects,

The aftereffects as expected was beyond imagination. Here’s what Rajdeep Sardesai then tweeted,

When He Used the “F” Word in His Tweet

A journalist using the “F” word? Well, that was enough! Even Amitabh Bachchan advised Rajdeep Sardesai not to use the “F” word in his tweets.

Rajdeep Sardesai’s Twitter Spat With Anupam Kher – The Controversy after which Rajdeep Vowed to Tweet Less

In October 2015, Rajdeep had a Twitter spat with the uncrowned twitter spokesperson of BJP – Anupam Kher, after which he decided to tweet less. It all started when Rajdeep tweeted about Shiv Sena’s hypocrisy. Post that the actor and husband of BJP MP questioned him back on his “desh bhakti”.

Here are the tweets

The debate then continued on Rajdeep’s TV show where Anupam Kher once again started talking about Twitter and Rajdeep’s action of deleting one of the tweets about Kher. However, Rajdeep apologized for the same and later also tweeted his apology.

Post the entire episode, Rajdeep Sardesai Declared that He Will Be Tweeting Less from hereon. Here’s the Tweet:

While, Rajdeep Sardesai decided to tweet less, popular TV anchor Ravish Kumar who hosts Prime Time on NDTV decided to quit Twitter in August, 2015 after being trolled heavily on Twitter.

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