Glorification and omissions

IN Media Watch Briefs | 26/06/2015

Doordarshan’s non-stop glorification of the role those currently in power played during the Emergency has interesting omissions. One is its own role as the government’s  handmaiden in rolling out the 20 point programme and the five point programme. The other is that of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the then  RSS chief Balasaheb Deoras as attributed to Subramaniam Swamy’s revelations described in this story in First Post. Both, according to Swamy, submitted letters of apology to Indira Gandhi.  

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