Bad Reporting

N Ram, at the HT Leadership Summit in 2007,

there is too much editorializing masquerading as news in the various Indian media

The Hindu’s front page report on Saturday, written by N Ram,

Mr. Gopalaswami is an able man with a great deal of administrative experience. He is well regarded in the services. But his suo motu act of adventurism, coming towards the end of his tenure as CEC, is constitutionally and democratically out of line. The Manmohan Singh government will no doubt give the CEC’s unasked opinion the quietus it deserves. But its effect will be to stir up political controversy over an institution that has done its job of conducting free, fair, and peaceful elections creditably during Mr. Gopalaswami’s tenure.

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