I&B, Nitin Gadkari, Robert Vadra, the Indian Media and the Incumbent Govt


The Bastard Son
Mar 21, 2009
How did Robert Vadra vanish off the front pages?
A week is a long time for the media in Scamistan. The ripples caused by Sonia Gandhi‘s son-in-law Robert Vadra‘s real-estate dealings have given way to the hera-pheri of BJP president Nitin Gadkari‘s.

The veteran editor and columnist Virendra Kapoor writes in The Sunday Guardian:
You can be forgiven if you believe that Nitin Gadkari‘s is the only scam in town. Saturation coverage by television channels in the past couple of days should have ordinarily left no one in doubt that he is at the centre of the biggest scam of our times.

Even newspapers which have virtually become an extension of the ruling establishment seemed to have suddenly discovered merit in Gadkari’s financial shenanigans, splashing as front-page lead the alleged wrongdoing by his companies while being completely oblivious to the humongous misdeeds of the leading lights of UPA.

Admittedly, it is hard to take on the incumbent powers. Editors simultaneously charged with the responsibility of keeping a close watch on the bottom-line, theirs and the paper’s, have to necessarily suck up to the corporate and political bosses — never mind the pretence in social and professional gatherings. But what of the cash-rich media houses straddling huge print and television empires?

Apparently, a strong word was conveyed that they should leave Sonia Gandhi‘s son-in-law well alone. Ministers, including I&B boss Ambika Soni, are said to have reached out to the media houses, gently suggesting that further interest in the doings of Robert Vadra and his multifarious business activities would be most unwelcome.

Now, when you treat journalism at par with selling soap cakes it is not hard to fall in line with the political establishment, is it?

So, the switch, instead, to Nitin Gadkari’s private companies.
I firmly believe that most of the indian television companies should be shut down the moment BJP takes over. The producers should be banned indefinitely and new wire companies should be encouraged to fill the void.


Mar 4, 2013
oh thank god. I was wondering just this ..where the hell did roberto go.I stopped readin newspaper headlines ..TOI is anti congress whereas even regional newspapers suck up to different parties.Only newspaper worth reading is The Hindu


Jan 19, 2007
Times Group haath dhoke Gadkari ke piche pada hai, so is NDTV and CNN-IBN :)Zee is running behind Jindal.Aaj Tak is against Khurshid.So only India Today and Zee are focusing on Anti-Congress cases I feel. And it also seems that Gadkari is easy target compared to Vadra for Media, as he no powers to stop media from targeting him (Is he involved in scam or not is different story!)


Internet addict!
May 5, 2009
Mehtas own shell companies in Purti - The New Indian Express

The excited media had stopped at the veil and the maze of shell companies which now hold the ownership shares in Purti group and yelled that it was all fake entities. But I went back in time and zeroed in on when the ownership investment of Rs 47.34 crore in shares now held by the shell companies was first made into Purti. And from that, I traced who the true owners of the original investment in Purti are.

Then I met (yes met) the true owners of the original investment. They admitted to me that the shell companies are theirs. It was a case of the original, genuine investors of Purti transferring their holdings to their own shell companies. I also found that they had owned the shell companies in their agreement with banks in (since) 2003-’04 itself.

Seems Gadkari was targetted just for the sake of it!