Though the main target of newspapers is to take right news, ideologies and analysis into people, they carry ads in order to sustain financially. And with elections in the near sight, political parties are also advertising a lot in the Karnataka state.
Apparently, when BJP issued an ad through a leading English daily in Bangalore, the least they expected is the news that will be covered right below the ad. While the BJP ad reads, "Vote for Change, Vote for BJP", the heading right below it reads that "37% BJP candidates face criminal charges as per a study". And that's a tactic blow to the saffron party for sure.
However, while the heading talks about just BJP alone, the whole study says that 28% of all the May 12 election contestants in Karnataka from all parties in the election fray face criminal charges. While BJP tops the list with 83 of its candidates from the total 224 facing criminal cases, Congress stands in second with 59 (26%) of its 220 candidates embroiled in criminal cases. And Janata Dal is not a clean slate here as 41 (20%) of the fielded 199 candidates face criminal cases.
Anyway, for any party that is busy coming up with interesting ads in papers, the actual news that is being published is making a mockery of their slogans. That's the accidental comedy!!