People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 44

November 01, 2009

 Another Fabrication Exposed


Our Special Correspondent


THE manner in which fabricated reports are being put out in the media to malign leaders of the CPI(M) in Kerala and their families has once again been shown up 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� datelined from Bangalore. It cites a report in a local television channel.  As per the report, a woman who is a prostitute  was arrested from a flat in Bangalore and a photograph of the Home minister's son with the woman was discovered there.


The police in Bangalore have denied that there was any raid on a flat and the arrest of  a woman as mentioned.  Therefore, there was no question of any photograph being found.


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)