Tch, tch, tch…disaster”, a voice can be heard reacting spontaneously. The flag hoisting ceremony at the BJP Headquarters to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day did not quite go as per plan. As soon as the BJP President Amit Shah pulled the string, the national flag came crashing to the ground. Though Shah ultimately managed to hoist the flag, the embarrassing moment was not only broadcasted live but also tweeted by Doordarshan. The clip is viral on social media and has been shared by opposition parties to mock Shah and BJP. For critics of BJP, it was poetic justice that this embarrassing incident should happen to the President of a party that flaunts its nationalist credentials and whose supporters spend their time on social media outraging about real and imaginary insults to the national flag and national anthem.

This awkward mishap could happen to anyone. But interestingly, Doordarshan’s tweets with video clips of the incident have gone missing. Yes, India’s Public Broadcaster, Doordarshan has decided to cover-up Amit Shah’s flag blooper and deleted two tweets.

The deleted tweets carried a video of the incident along with the text, “BJP President @AmitShah unfurls the national flag at party headquarters in Delhi.” A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati and Shashi Shekhar, CEO Prasar Bharti were tagged on the tweets.

One of the deleted tweets were also quote-tweeted by multiple people. The quotes still exist but the tweets are deleted as evident from the screenshot below.

The URLs of the deleted tweets are:

https://twitter.com/DDNewsLive/status/1029591249815318528

https://twitter.com/DDNewsLive/status/1029594032375296000

The flag hoisting was also tweeted live by BJP. It is interesting to note that even though BJP didn’t consider it necessary to delete the tweet, Doordarshan felt a need for self-censorship. The tweet and the video were still available on BJP site at the time of writing the article.

This is not the first time that an Indian media house has tried to cover-up the faux pas of a BJP leader. Recently, when PM Modi made a slip-up and claimed that 600 crore voters voted for BJP, multiple media houses including ANI, Economic Times and Aaj Tak deleted their tweets.

Doordarshan should know that deleting a tweet will not erase it from social media. This self-censorship by Doordarshan raises questions about why the public broadcaster felt the need to erase BJP President’s embarrassing moment from public memory. It is also a futile exercise as the video clip is viral and already seen by whoever Doordarshan wants to hide it from.

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Rakesh Agrawal
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Yeah, he kept on pulling the rope so much that the Tricolor fell on the ground & his master drank water while the National Anthem was playing on. The two cums have insulted India!!!!!

Awanish Sharma
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Awanish Sharma

People like you Lauda sucker was sucking happily, everybody has a bad day there was no intention, but then how lauda sucker will understand

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@Awanish
Shows your aukaadh.I’m sure thats how your dad talks to your mom at home,you just picked it up as a kid.

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Awanish Sharma

I do talk with your mom like that another Lauda sucker

Karthik
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Karthik

Awanish Sharma Lauda sucking toh Blow Job Party(BJP) ka kaam hain 😀 😀

Samar
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Samar

amit shah ki ghalati dekhi nahi jaati bachche. Jaag baalak, Jaag aandhi aayegi.

Harsh Hembrom
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Awanish Sharma People like you hindu madarchod go and fuck your ram and his ram mandir

Kundi
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Kundi

Shut it Brahmin choot

Awanish Sharma
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Awanish Sharma

and this proves what is ALT news all about, they will sell their mom to defame BJP, was there any fake news here, bloody fakers, ALT NEWS is congress bitch

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and you are a BJP bitch ! Nope a slut.. He never mentioned that it was a fake news. He just said they immediately deleted the post.. Also, this surely was a mistake and Mr. Amit Shah did not intend to do that. But it is the duty of a journalist and a media house to telecast these bloopers so our Netas will be careful from next time. Don’t you have any shame to blame a media house just because they posted a news against bjp leader? Now if they post something about congress, others say its pro congress. YOu… Read more »

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Awanish,I hope you vanish from the face of the earth you communal,politician worshipping piece of shit!