The 55-page PMO documents gathered using Right to Information Act (RTI) shows manifest collusion between ministers, officials and Dow Chemicals to protect it from the liabilities of industrial catastrophe of Bhopal.
The documents reveal how some of the ministers who have been made part of Group of Ministers (GoM) by the Prime Minister have been acting to safeguard the interest of the US corporation in question, which is liable for Bhopal disaster.
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The “paid news” phenomenon has left the parliamentarians of the country worried with senior MPs and even Vice President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari expressing concern over the malpractice. Infact, a lot of politicians across party lines have suggested that exchanging money for “paid news” should be declared as a corrupt practice.
The report, Paid News: How corruption in the Indian media undermines democracy, was prepared by a two member sub-committee of the PCI.
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