17 January, 2021

The Scoop Is Ours

THE Jain Commission's interim report on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination has created a furore in political circles and hogged the headlines in all major national dailies.

The Scoop Is Ours
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THE Jain Commission's interim report on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination has created a furore in political circles and hogged the headlines in all major national dailies. The Capital has been agog with rumours—that the Congress would pull the rug from under the UF government; and that Sonia Gandhi would emerge as the factor to reckon with. Even the dismissal of the DMK government in Tamil Nadu was not ruled out.

But while most of the media claimed that it had been an India Today exclusive, the truth lies elsewhere. We at Tamizhan Express —a budding Tamil weekly with a circulation of more than a 100,000—first broke the story. The 'scoop' is ours. The explosive interim report is kept locked in an almi-rah in a sealed room, adjacent to the Union home minister's chambers at North Block, which is guarded round the clock. It requires dare-devilry to procure a copy of the interim report from the commission's office.

The cover story of the Tamizhan Express dated August 27 was "Jain commission indicts DMK". The article...

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