x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Politicians who bagged just 10 percent vote share to become rulers stand exposed | 'Staff without salary for last 6 months' | Where is Disneyland' project inaugurated by PDP-BJP government? | Major projects linger for years in JK | Past regimens preferred deadwood over educated jobless youth plundered exchequer with impunity | Aggrieved LoC dwellers want UNMOG out | Won't hesitate to enter & destroy terror camps in Pak if it doesn't behave: Malik | Released leaders agree not to comment or hold rallies on Art 370 for a year | Kashmiris look forward to peace in their life at Jammu | 23 proposals of public importance cleared | Ensure availability of basic minimum facilities in schools: Div Com to DCs | Expedite disposal of pending SRO-43 cases: Advisor Khan | Farooq Abdullah has a quiet birthday | JKFFA pays tributes to martyr Hav Saroop Singh | Lotus will clean-sweep BDC elections : Jugal, Vibodh | Health department observes Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day | BDC Polls: DPEO reviews election preparedness at Udhampur | BBIA delegation calls on Addl Com, State Tax Deptt | DC chairs PNC meeting for 132KV Draba Chandak transmission line | MPEJ castigates BJP for not implementing 73rd amendment | Thakur Randhir Singh lauds Army's action against terror camps | Drug Peddler convicted under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 | 77 land cases sent for approval under Compulsory Acquisition mode | Two day Jammu District Bench Press Power Lifting concludes | Anila conferred with Bhartiya kala Rattan Samman | INTACH organizes Heritage Quiz - 2019 | RMPS organizes Inter School Kabaddi Match | Inter School Sahodaya Basketball Tournament organised | Dr Rohit conducts advance pain procedure | Football team of GDC Kathua felicitated | Man found hanged | Romana Hit and Run Case: Srinagar Court sentences accused to life imprisonment | Ananyaa, Ananta mesmerize audience in "odyssey at dusk' | NGO Jiyo aur Jeene do organises an awareness camp | Inter-school literary competition held | MLZS presents Nukad Natak on " Say No to Plastic" | YUVTARANG 2019 enters fifth day of Kalanjali | DDC celebrates birth anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh | Udhampur Police observes commemoration day | Cleanliness drive organized at Patnitop | YP celebrates Maharaja Gulab Singh's birth anniversary | JKLSA, Social Welfare Deptt organize meeting of senior citizens | Vigilance awareness campaign organized | Inter DPS Skating Competition organized at Hisar | JSS Kathua participates at Erudite Young Minds Conclave 2019 | Jammu and Kashmir Little Known Facts | A tribute to the martyrs of 1947' tribal raid on J&K | School education suffers a jolt in J&K | FC discusses budget proposals for J&K, Ladakh with Administrative Secretaries | CRPF Dogs to be equipped with special 'Police Dog Cameras' | Film Gulab Gatha screened at college | Rotary Club Jammu observes Handwashing Day | 5-day Civil Defence basic training course concludes | Block Development Councils to play vital role in area based development: Kavinder | Back Issues  
 
news details
Prasar Bharati chief’s booklet ‘exposes Congress’s fascist tendencies’
5/4/2019 1:11:49 PM
NEW DELHI , MAY 4

Even as Lok Sabha elections are underway, a booklet by Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash claims to “expose” the Congress’s “fascist tendencies”.


The 56-page booklet — Fascist Tendencies in the Congress Party published by Prabhat Prakashan — talks of the “reality” of the Congress party in three chapters.

Surya Prakash denied it had anything to do with the elections as it was released in December, much before the announcement of the polls. He, however, defended his “individual freedom” to express his views which, he said, were known to everyone as he had been a “vehement critic of Emergency and violation of fundamental rights”.

The Lok Sabha elections were announced on March 10.

The booklet talks about an incident in 1982 in which former Congress leader and former President Giani Zail Singh — then Home Minister — was “singing praises of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini” in a speech in Lok Sabha, which were expunged by the presiding officer and later withdrawn by Singh himself. As a journalist with The Indian Express, Surya Prakash had reported about the incident that took place on March 24, despite the then Deputy Speaker’s move to expunge them.


“Neither Indira Gandhi, nor anyone took umbrage at the Home Minister’s fascination for Hitler and Mussolini. Instead, just two months after the incident, Indira Gandhi chose Zail Singh as the candidate for the office of President of India,” Surya Prakash writes.

In his introduction to the booklet, Surya Prakash claims that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s father Stefano Maino was an “ardent admirer and supporter” of Mussolini and that he had “fought alongside Hitler’s Wehrmacht on the Russian front in World War II” to prove “ideological compatibility between Indira Gandhi and her daughter-in-law”.

He concludes the booklet by saying that he wrote it for millennials, who “may find it difficult to comprehend that the Congress could have foisted dictatorship on the country”.

Asked if he, being chairman of the autonomous Prasar Bharti, could write such a booklet, Surya Prakash said: “As the public broadcaster, it is my duty to see that every party gets equal treatment… But as an individual writer and a columnist, I have freedom to express my views.”

He said he had earlier launched a campaign against Congress governments naming “every scheme after the names of Nehru Gandhi family”. He said: “I had lodged a complaint with the EC in 1999. I have very strong views regarding the violation of the democratic tradition. I have authored the book The Emergency: Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour.”
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU