Mr Sardesai tweeted, "Glad we caught the idiots on cam. Only way to shame the mob is to show them."
- Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 28, 2014
Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo! #ModiAtMadison- Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 28, 2014
Many others tweeted in support of Mr Sardesai. Since then, critics of Mr Sardesai have claimed online that it was he who instigated the violence. They have also posted videos in support of their claim.
After the videos posted by his critics, Mr Sardesai tweeted:
First, Kick and abuse while I am on cam asking questions, then release video selectively. Rule of the mob.mdash; Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 29, 2014