Prasar Bharati has again sought assurance from the I&B Ministry that its recommendations would not be ignored if an inquiry is held into the controversial editing of Doordarshan’s Narendra Modi interview.
Sources said Prasar Bharati’s Principal Advisor V A M Hussain has written a letter to I&B Secretary Bimal Julka in which he has cited many instances where Prasar Bharati’s requests were turned down or kept pending by the Centre. The Prasar Bharati official said it is because of these “historical reasons” that an assurance is needed “so that well-meaning action would not result in public humiliation”.
Doordarshan had on April 26 interviewed Modi at Gandhinagar and telecast it the next day. However, remarks made by him on Priyanka Gandhi and Ahmed Patel were edited out, triggering a row.