Ketkar for Rajya Sabha

IN Media Watch Briefs | 11/03/2018

One more journalist gets nominated to the Rajya Sabha by a political party. Senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, ex-editor of Loksatta,  and a storehouse of political and historical knowledge about not just Maharashtra but the entire country, just became the Congress's nominee from Maharashtra. The veteran has always held progressive views, and was attacked by the Shiv Sena for expressing them boldly. His softness towards the Congress was always evident. Recently he even wrote a long article on Indira Gandhi in which he defended her decision to declare the emergency. Sad to lose such a fine journalist to  party politics.                  

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