Tuesday, April 7, 2009
After Bush, Wen Jiabao now P Chidambaram
In a shocking incident, a journalist hurled a shoe at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a press conference convened by the Congress party to unveil its blueprint to fight terror in India.
Chidambaram was replying to a question posed by a Sikh journalist on the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The journalists was apparently not happy by the reply given the minister and hence was insisting on getting clarifications.
Then all of a sudden he hurled a shoe at the Home Minister. Everybody present was shocked by the incident.
The shoe missed Palaniappan Chidambaram, who lent back to avoid it. He later smiled and asked security guards to take the reporter out of the room.
"Please take him away," the minister said after the missile was thrown at him. Congress party workers immediately took the white turbaned journalist away.
This was the latest incident of show-throwing as a mark of protest against political leaders, including former President George W Bush and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
Was it over reaction or the true anguish of people....whatever it be, but this kind of act shouldn't be tolerated, because it's not only the insult of Home minister but it's a insult of whole country.