Politicians tizzy over media: Azam mocks it, Beni Prasad 'buys' it

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New Delhi, Feb 5: It's rather interesting how the politicians get apprehensive with the media presence; precisely why the latter have become the latest targets. The recent brazen attack by Azam Khan over his Buffaloes almost sent us in wild guffaws of laughter. The 'esteemed' politician said that his Buffaloes have become more popular than him after reports of his lost buffaloes and the police behind it.

The politician did not even figure out the sarcasm behind the reports, which highlighted how important resources were used behind a search operation as meagre as Buffaloes! True, these reports continued to be at the top of the headlines almost the entire of the day, but the attack on the media was actually a revengeful attempt for media's role in bringing him and others back from the junket.

He categorically mocked at the media saying,"My lost Buffaloes are more famous than queen Victoria or me, thanks to the media."

Meanwhile, Union Minister for steel Beni Prasad Verma drew criticism from all parts of the country for distributing mobile phones, suitcases and cash worth Rs 2 crore to journalists and Congress workers in Lucknow. In fact, he also 'assured' that he would give a 'better package' to scribes in Faizabad.

Referring to the money distributed as TA and DA for journalists and the members of 'Steel Consumer Council' formed by his ministry, he said,"I am trader and I know where to invest to get good returns."

On Monday, close to 1,000 members were given cash, a trolley bag and mobile each at a council meeting at a five star hotel. Among the beneficiaries included Congress workers from his home district Barabanki, from his constituency Gonda and the local journalists who have been made the members of the council till March 31, 2014.

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