Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chidambaram ,Raghuram Rajan and Nirmala Sitharaman

It is now known that P.Chidambaram as Home Minister had approved both affidavits relating to Ishrat Jahan filed with the court. His claim that the first draft which was reversed in the second was not approved by him is proved as false and misleading.

Raghuram Rajan has said that we cannot remain complacent about our economic growth and in the process referred to the proverb linking the blind and the one-eyed. He has since claimed that his words were taken out of contest.

Nirmala Sitharaman has accused Chidambaram of betraying nation's interest and has opined that Rajan could have chosen better words.

The revelation about Chidambaram is far more significant than the quibble over Rajan's words. Yet, The Hindu has given front-page coverage to Sitharaman's views about Rajan's words and has practically ignored Chidambaram's duplicity. A none-too-prominent inner page report on the controversy involving the former Home Minister was the only recognition by the newspaper. Scoops by rival media should also be prominently reported if they relate to national interests.

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