Please excuse the language. But cheapster is a very decent way of describing this man, especially after what he did yesterday.
That's an TV talk show in Pakistan, hosted by Hamid Mir. Mani Shankar Aiyar is a panelist. And about 8-9 minutes into the show, Hamid Mir brings in the most wanted terrorist by India, Hafiz Saeed onto the show. Hafiz Saeed has been named by the government of India as one of the prime accused of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage. The government has been on record saying that his hate filled speeches are derailing the "peace process".
Any self respecting Indian would have just left the show then. But then he chose to stay. Hamid Mir addresses him as Hafiz "sahab" and seeks his opinion on talks etc.
And then, Hamid Mir himself asks Aiyar if he is feeling bad that he got Hafiz Saeed onto the show. Even the Pak anchor is sceptical about this - but what does this cheapster do? Mani Shankar addresses this dreaded terrorist, this brutal assasin of our citizens, as "sahab".
Yes folks - at 11:50 in this video, this cheapster gives respect to the murderer of his fellow citizens. Can anything be more disgusting than this? Why this urge to stoop to such dastardly levels?
The least we can do is to boycott this former Sports minister of the congress-led UPA. I urge that you change channel when he appears on TV shows. Make no mistake, appear he will - for our news channels won't boycott him. Well, atleast I am not as broadminded as our anchors and liberals - hence this call to boycott this cheapster. I sincerely hope that the opposition parties also boycott this man when he speaks in the Rajya Sabha, but that's now our call. Don't watch him on TV. Don't read what he writes. That's the least we can do.