(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
November 01, 2009
Our Special Correspondent
manner in which fabricated reports are being put out in the media to
leaders of the CPI(M) in Kerala and their families has once again been
by a report alleging that the son of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Kerala Home
minister, has been involved in a sex scandal in Bangalore.
The Indian Express on October 24 put
out the story headlined �Kerala Minister's
son in sex sting�
The report carries a denial from the police in Bangalore of any involvement of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son in the affair, but that has not stopped The Indian Express from publishing the fabricated report and spicing it up with various other false allegations. The Indian Express alongwith The New Indian Express has been prominent in publishing slanderous reports about the CPI(M) and its leaders in Kerala. Only a few months ago, The New Indian Express published a facsimile of a letter purportedly written by six ministers of the CPI(M) in the Kerala cabinet to the general secretary of the CPI(M) tendering their resignation. The letter and the so-called file displayed was a forgery. The paper had no compunction in transposing the signatures of cabinet ministers on to a manufactured letter.
Such are the dirty tactics being indulged in by a section of the media.
(October 28, 2009)