‘Modi’s backers, media owners have converged’

Harish Khare, former media advisor to prime minister Manmohan Singh, in The Hindu:

“During a recent three-week stay in the United States, I was often asked to explain the Indian media’s current obsession with Narendra Modi. The only reasonably cogent answer to give was the convergence between the corporate ownership of the electronic media and Modi’s corporate bank-rollers.

“The Gujarat chief minister’s induction in the Bharatiya Janata Party central set-up has been celebrated as if he has already been invited by the Rashtrapati to form the next government at the Centre.”

Photograph: courtesy Financial Express

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2 Comments

  1. rahconteur

    Pot calling the kettle black? Didn’t Salve converge with Congress and Sonia/Manmohan?

  2. Deepak

    What a joke!! All TV channels are violently opposed to Modi and try every trick in the book to pull him down. NDTV and CNN-IBN are at the top of this list. When such is the situation, this talk of convergence is a sick farce.

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