In our Gujarat, story of Jesal and Toral is very famous. Jesal Jadeja was an atrocious dacoit who belongs to Kshatriya caste. He massacred many innocent people and beheaded many newly married couples. People were shivered on hearing his name. Once he saw a gorgeous woman, Toral and charmed by her majestic beauty. He kidnapped her. While travelling he took a boat to cross a flooding river. The boat was trembling.
Jesal was terrified when he saw the natural fury. He prayed Toral to help. Toral was a pious woman. Whatever she said to pacify Jadeja was expressed in a famous folk song, “pap taru parkash Jadeja, dharma taro smabhal re, tari bedali ne dubava nahi dau, o Jadeja re em Toral kahe chhe ji” (O Jadeja, confess your sins, remember your duty, I will not let your boat sink. O Jadeja, thus speak Toral)
Today, this story peeps in my mind. Reason is: entire media is washing sins of Narendra Modi to make him pious for PM’s gaddi. And the only difference between Toral and media is that Toral compelled Jesal to confess his crimes, while Indian media do not want to scratch sins of present day Jesal.