The biggest story 0f the week is Adarsh scam in which congress politicians and Bureaucrats grabbed the housing meant for widows of Kargil War heros
As expected most of channels are falling head over heal to corner credit for the expose.
IBN in its story How IBN7 exposed the Adarsh Society scam claims
IBN7 was the first to expose the Adarsh Society scam. The channel broke the story as early as April 2 of this year.
Times of India in their article Adarsh turns into Cong nightmare reports
The Adarsh housing scam, which The Times of India exposed a week ago, is getting murkier by the day.
Times Now in their article Chavan revokes occupation certificate to Adarsh claims
After TIMES NOW blew the lid off the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam
We at Media Watch are gladdening to see media’s ‘wholehearted’ effort to expose corruption. Especially one involving congress and its government
However, unlike what media wants us to believe the scam was exposed by Indian Express as early as August Year 2003. Yes you heard it right, the information on Adarsh Scam was in public domain for last 07 years. And the credit for this expose goes to Indian Express. Indian Express in their article Officer in CBI net ropes big fish for prime Mumbai plot reported
Over-riding opposition from the Ministry of Defence, the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society, with 71 members, aims to rip up more than 100 trees of the lush Kukri Ecopark on a controversial bit of super-prime land—a little less than an acre valued at Rs 34 crore—abutting critical army and navy defence establishments.
In Mantralay, the seat of Maharashtra’s government, the Adarsh Society’s saga is known for its high stakes and low machinations. The allotment of the land was cleared by the chief minister himself, as are all vacant plots in land-starved Mumbai.
Almost all the information which is being presented today as ‘Expose’ was included in this report! And it seems even CBI was investigating the people involved in this case!
Now the question which media watch has is why is media going out of its way ‘Reexpose’ something which was in public domain for last 07 years? as the objective of this Expose to Expose or to hide something bigger?
Indian Expose Report
Times of India Claim
Times Now claim