After Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s reply to journalist Rajdeep Sardesai rocked the internet. The journalist hits back with another open letter. In this letter, he raises some important points about Sheena Bora murder case and Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria’s transfer. The rest of the points seem to be repetitive, and as expected Rajdeep Sardesai never missed the opportunity to cry victimhood. The last section of this letter is fully dedicated to it. These breed of journalists always get irked when they are replied in the manner they ask questions. Here is the full context of Rajdeep Sardesai’s letter, which he wrote in Saddahaq.
Firstly, I wish to thank you for replying to my open letter and creating space for a public debate. This is a sign of a truly healthy democracy and is rare for a politician in this day and age. I truly appreciate that a big politician chooses to reply to a humble columnist: doesn’t happen too often in an age where the media is a soft target.
[mks_highlight color=”#eeee22″]However, while I do not wish this to become a tu tu main main, I must reserve the right to reply.[/mks_highlight]
Well, all I can say is that on Tuesday, the Mumbai high court gave a very different spin to this issue: on a petition by cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, they have asked your government not to implement the circular for now and asked you to reply by the 20th of October. Since the matter is now before the esteemed court, maybe we should wait to see how they interpret the government circular: clearly, this round has been won by those who are worried that the circular can be misused by the police.