Unnecessary controversy

Ever since Congress president Rahul Gandhi decided to go for pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, unnecessary controversies have broken out. First BJP alleged that he is going on pilgrimage to speak on behalf of Chinese. Kailash Mansarovar is located in China and Hindus every year go there for pilgrimage. There has been controversy over what he is eating during Yatra and many BJP leaders have doubted the “authenticity of the pictures” sent from Kailash Mansarovar by Mr Gandhi. Amidst all this, as usual it is Indian media who is having field day. Especially electronic media have made fun out of itself.
Instead of focusing on issues concerning ordinary citizens it is giving back to back coverage of Yatra and controversies surrounding it. The media seems more worried about Rahul’s Kailash Mansarovar yatra than fuel price, falling rupee and Nagaland flood. Ordinary citizens are facing torrid time due to massive hike in prices of diesel and petrol. Also the state of Nagaland is battling flood and landslides due to heavy rainfall. The media are duty bound to raise these issues but for the last few days mainstream media is obsessed with Rahul Gandhi’s Kailash Mansarovar visit. It is a personal choice of any person to go for religious pilgrimage. Therefore Mr Gandhi should be left alone and this circus over his pilgrimage should immediately end. The mainstream media needs to show maturity to avoid becoming the butt of joke.