Watching Rajiv Kumar

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/08/2017
Journalists are having fun digging out Niti Ayog vice chairman appointee Rajiv Kumar's past utterances which contradict each other. This story has examples including one on his views on privatisation of basic services which seem to have changed completely in a week's time. 
                                 
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Bhupender Chaubey had Yogendra Yadav on a poll eve panel on CNN News 18, and  flashed the unflattering predictions Yadav had made about how the BJP would fare in the Gujarat elections. Thereafter kept rubbing it in every now and then during the show that Yadav was no longer a psephologist  but a politician, so his predictions had to be treated as such. To which Yadav wondered why he had been invited on the panel but could barely be heard above Chaubey's shouting.                

HT has made Kunal Pradhan, its Delhi editor for the past few months, Executive Editor of the paper. But it has still not named an editor for Mint, after its editor Sukumar Ranganathan moved to HT as Editor-in-chief.            

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