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IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/01/2017

Malini Parthasarathy, former editor of The Hindu, took a dig at India Today inviting Sasikala to inaugurate its South Conclave 17, tweeting   “Sasikala's entry legitimised by India Today which invites her to inaugurate its ‪#SouthConclave17!” Rahul Kanwal of IT: ‪”@MaliniP‪ do you seriously believe that Sasikala ascension dependent on our invitation or her  status as supremo not in dispute in any case”. @MaliniP: “Ascension not dependent on you guys but certainly public legitimacy strengthened by invitation."           

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 The hilarious 'ABVP, why so creepy' song, needs to be edited to include AIDMK, it appears. The party’s Health Minister C Vijayabaskar upped the creepy quotient when he persisted in responding to a woman journalist's questions about a late night meeting of party MLAs with compliments on her spectacles and when that didn't stop her questions, said "you are so beautiful".                  

Anyone who is 45 minutes late for a press conference  should apologise. But BJP's man in Tripura Sunil Deodhar offered neither apology nor explanation when he turned up at 3.45 pm for a 3 pm meet at the Mumbai Press Club. Deodhar is from Mumbai, and should have known how long the commute would take. He accused the media of  making less noise about the murder of journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik than they did about the death of journalist Santanu Bhowmik. While the latter was allegedly killed by members of  the IPF of Tripura with whom the BJP had an electoral alliance in the state, the former was shot dead by a Tripura State Rifles constable. But a quick search shows that both generated equal outrage in the media.                   

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