A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.
This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by Rajnish Kumar of BBC Hindi and Hindustan journalist Akhilesh Singh.
Akhilesh talks about Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren being summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in a money laundering probe linked to alleged illegal mining. He also tells the panel about the raid on Congress MLAs and how one of the cars had a BJP sticker on them.
The conversation moves to Gujarat elections as Rajnish sheds light on how the Aam Aadmi Party is trying to make inroads with its promises of free water and electricity in the state. They also discuss whether a BJP ticket to Hardik Patel can influence a section of voters.
This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
Watch the conversation here
00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:01 - Gujarat Elections
00:03:21 - Jharkhand CM Summoned by ED
00:08:28 - Gujarat Elections
00:24:56 - ED Raids on Jharkhand Congress MLAs
00:42:34 - Recommendations
Produced and recorded by Parikshit Sanyal, edited by Umrav Singh.