Narendra Modi and Mallika Sarabhai
The Modi administration in Gujarat wants some more censorship, this time the programme is not even about the Gujarat riots:
Modi spent some precious time explaining to Ahluwalia that the TV project on development issues — including women’s empowerment, health, youth and human rights — was done without consulting the state even though these are state subjects.
And, so deep-rooted is Modi’s dislike for Sarabhai — because she has been at odds on various issues including the communal riots — that he is not leaving matters at that.
The BJP on Tuesday announced that it will stage a protest at the Doordarshan office here over Mallika’s project which gets two hours of airtime every day. Local producers are already up in arms against the project. [Times of India]
Here is a previous example of the price that Sarabhai has to pay fro speaking up against Modi.