Rajdeep Sardesai is one of those Indian journalist dicks who routinely confuses reading something important off a teleprompter, with actually being important.
While newspapers all around the world feature the headline “Indian journalist manhandled by Modi supporters”, this video shows what really happened.
It was Rajdeep Sardesai, part time journalist (and full time professional circus clown) that started the fight by shoving someone in the crowd, after calling him names.
Before this incident, he went around provoking the crowd, framing questions in a way that was supposed to demonstrate that all Modi supporters were blind and fanatical.
In fact, that was his whole theme - To illustrate the point that you can never flog a dead horse too much, all of his questions revolved around how Modi was all hype, and how all Modi supporters were fanatics or agents of Hindutva.
It was after the crowd had enough that he decided that the best course of action was to descend head-first into Autowaala-protesting-petrol-price-hike mode - and went around calling people in the crowd “assholes”, and “people with money but no class”.
In short, he thoroughly, perseveringly, diligently earned the crowd’s rebuke and shouts of “Rajdeep Murdabad”, displaying all the tact of a drunk longshoreman.
And then quickly descended to physical violence when the crowd wouldn’t stop.