NEW DELHI, India: The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, holds the Press in scant respect, “The Times of India” reported.

Commenting editorially on a letter written by the Prime Minister’s Deputy Information Adviser to the editor of the daily upbraiding him for the newspaper’s critical reporting of the recent concluded cultural festival here, “The Times of India” said that the Deputy adviser cast doubts on the professional skills of the reporters and takes a swipe at a former editor, now a respected commentator, because he, too, had heaped ridicule on the festival.

The tone and content of the letter, “The Times of India” said, did reveal the Deputy Adviser’s poor opinion of journalists who were (or should be) his daily interlocutors.

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 9, 1987