Today's news has been flooded by the story of comedian Tanmay Bhat getting threats and cases filed against him for a video of him face-swapping with Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar.
On The Newshour tonight, BJP spokesperson Shaina NC voiced opposition to Bhat's video, deeming it "offensive". In response, Arnab asked:
He also added:
Shaina, there is a thing called Snapchat. Snapchat is an instant message and multimedia mobile app used in the smartphone age. In fact, the video is deleted within a maximum period of 24 hours. The government is very, very concerned about Snapchat. Now, let me tell you what drought is. Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall. 28,000 villages have been hit in Maharashtra across 20-22 districts. What should be the concern of the Maharashtra government — Snapchat or drought? Please answer my question tonight.
On the other hand, there is Shiv Sena, your ally for the moment. Shiv Sena vandalised a clinic in Palghar because the clinic had links with a girl who commented on Facebook when Bal Thackeray died. The clinic was vandalised and broken apart. I don't know what was the psychological damage caused. What is more offensive? What Tanmay Bhat did? Or what Shiv Sena did? Don't give me a politically correct reply.