Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NDTV's poll on "Rate the UPA government"...

The NDTV poll here is titled "Rate the UPA government".

Now, what is this question doing on such a questionaire? "Q.Who in your opinion is the most popular Indian?" The options being Shahrukh, Sachin, Amitabh and Dhoni! None of them are connected to the UPA government, so how exactly is this going to help "rate the UPA government"?

The next thing that strikes is that only Pranab Mukherjee (Finance Minister) and P.Chidambaram's (Home Minister) performance has been asked to be evaluated. Why? Are there no other ministers? Why not A.K.Anthony (Defence Minister), Sharad Pawar (Agriculture Minister), S.M.Krishna (External Affairs Minister), Kapil Sibal (Human Resources) and many other ministers? Does NDTV think they are not part of the government, or does it think their performance appraisal does not matter? Or by giving a favourable verdict to Pranab and PC, NDTV wants us to believe all is well?

The next farcial question is this: "Who would make a better Prime Minister- Rahul Gandhi or Manmohan Singh ?" Why is NDTV hell bent on devaluing the post of the Prime Minister by associating the name of an MP who is yet to make any substantial statement on any policy in this country? Rahul Gandhi has no administrative experience till now, and to directly ask the audience to choose between Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh is such a farcial thing to do, and I guess only channels like NDTV are capable of that.

And the award for the best question has to go for this: "Telecommunications Minister A Raja has been accused of corruption in Parliament. Do you think he is guilty?" DUH !!!

As always, no answers have been given to these questions on twitter. I have sent them a mail to and am still awaiting a response.

PS: If you observe, there is actually no question that asks, "So, overall how do you rate the UPA government?". And we thought this poll was about that! How silly :D


CodeNameV said...

Farce as well as Fart. NDTV sucks!

Sudhir said...

Sorry Chirag and Anonymous - your comments are too in decent and hence had to delete them.


Siva Chandan G said...

excellent blog and excellent template.

Dear rural farmers,
NDTV was kind enough to allot a question for you.

kppradeep said...

NDTV has the results ready and frames the question cleverly so that they get what they want. This is again cheating.

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