Speaking about the factors that led to Telecom minister A Raja’s quitting, ND TV’s Barkha Dutt, enumerates the following reasons :
1. CAG report indictment
2. former DoT secretary Mathur coming out against Raja
3. the relentless opposition pressure.
She deliberately leaves out AIADMK leader Jayalalitha’s offer to the Cong-I to support the UPA government in case the DMK withdraws the support of its 28 MPs over action against Raja. This did play a crucial role in bringing the Raja case to a head.
DID Barkha leave out this important factor because Jayalalalitha made her offer over ND TV rival Times Now?
Should media competition make journalists hide facts?