Sunday 28 August 2016
facebook.com/Outlookindia twitter.com/outlookindia digimag.outlookindia.com instagram.com/outlookindia youtube.com/user/OutlookMagazine

Govt Takes a Tough Stand on RJs Mimicking MPs

New Delhi
File - PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan

Several MPs today voiced objections to radio jockeys (RJs) making fun of the lawmakers and cracking crude jokes on them, prompting the government to say that it would look into the matter.

The issue was raised by actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan in the Rajya Sabha.

"They (comments) are absolutely objectionable, very bad and the latest thing is that they have started giving news of Parliament and they mimic a lot of MPs who have spoken," she said.

Asking whether I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar was aware of language used and jokes made by RJs, she said, "So, are you going to do something about it because this is really not palatable?"

Tarun Vijay (BJP) and Satish Chandra Misra (BSP) associated with the views of Jaya Bachchan.

Outside Parliament, noted lyricist and Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar said one should not be extra sensitive as long as it was not vulgar. He, however, said that things should also not cross the level of decency.

Asked for his reaction on RJs mimicking Parliamentarians, he said, "As long as it is not vulgar, it is not crude, it is not insulting anybody, one should not be extra sensitive about this thing. If it is funny, if it is in good humour then one should laugh it off."

Javadekar termed the issue as "serious" and said there were complaints of private channel RJs using "double meaning" talks.

"... Regarding commentary, what she (Bachchan) has said is absolutely serious and and we have an Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, which is monitoring this. We are contemplating how to rectify this rising trend after monitoring the reports at the earliest," he said.

Later the Minister tweeted: "I never said we object to mimicry on MPs. Anybody can Mimic us. People can make fun; we never mind. Today Jayaji and other MPs raised objections on vulgarity and double meaning jokes by RJs. I said 'we'll look into it".

READ MORE IN:
SECTION: National
OUTLOOK 14 August, 2014
© Copyright PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of any PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store

Post a Comment

You are not logged in, please Log in or Register
  • Daily Mail
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
OUTLOOK ON TWITTER
POLLS

In 1999, India and France entered into a $3.5 billion deal for the supply of these submarines. The first of the 6 subs is out on sea trials for the last three months and is to be commissioned later this year. At this stage, a newspaper in Australia has revealed secret data on the submarines, plausibly stolen from India. Indian Defence authorities have ruled out any pilferage of data from India.

POLL STARTED ON: Aug 26, 2016
Quiz
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.
QUIZ STARTED ON: Aug 11, 2016
Advertisement