30 November, 2020

V.K. Singh

I have said many many things but the media caught on the one word, ‘Presstitute’.

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V.K. Singh

Soldier, a general for whom birth dates did not matter, politician, minister, VIP guest at the Pakistan High Commission...and perhaps many more. Being so versatile always creates problems for these Indian ‘Presstitutes’. 

Oh, that word again! I can’t help the twisted minds of the Indian media. Why can’t Presstitutes mean products of Indian media schools, many of which are run by well-known media houses. But that is not enough for sections of the media which have been targeting me for years! Remember the Indian Express and its editorial team reported on how the earlier government was rattled by its stories on troop movements near Delhi. Such baseless reporting can only be termed as the work of the ‘Presstitutes’.

Mind you, this was only the beginning. Last month, the same daily published some odd reports on my behaviour after my visit to the Pak High Commission. I posted on Twitter, “Friends, what do you expect from Presstitu­tes.” Last time Times Now editor Arnab Goswami thought there was...



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