This week, host Akanksha Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Alenjith K Johny and Prajwal Bhat from The News Minute.
The conversation begins with Prajwal’s on the theft of voter data by an NGO that was tasked with raising awareness about voter rights in Bengaluru. “They were asking for ID proofs and marital status. Moreover, they were mapping out constantly, marking out areas covered by the polling booths in incredible detail,” says Prajwal, talking about the joint investigation by six journalists from TNM and Kannada outlet Pratidvani.
Alenjith chips in, pointing to the failure of the Congress in raising this issue as the primary opposition party in BJP-governed Karnataka.
The discussion moves to Alenjith’s on a series of fatal accidents on Rohtak road near Peeragarhi in Delhi. “They are blaming the poor citizens for living there and not considering the irresponsible behaviour of the government at this point,” he says while talking about the response of local officials.
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
00:01:26 - Voter data theft
00:22:23 - Rohtak’s road accidents
00:34:24 - Recommendations
Produced by Tehreem Roshan, recorded by Anil Kumar, edited by Umrav Singh.