12 Strange Connections Between Indian Politics and Media

Many have already accused that many of the Indian media houses serve their viewers manipulated content. Here, manipulation doesn’t mean that the news they present is false, its simply means that they try to change your outlook towards a political party that they support. It might sound astonishing but this is the harsh reality running on since many years. Although people have broadened their outlook in recent years but they definitely succeed in manipulating the minds of the “unwashed masses”. In this list you will be enlightened with strange political connections of some media houses. With such a strong relation it is easy to imply that their opinions are highly influenced by a particular party.

1. Vinod Sharma

He is the editor of Hindustan Times political affairs department. Being an important figure of the renowned media house his opinions must be neutral but rather he holds a strong inclination towards Congress.

Vinod Sharma

2. Sonia Singh (NDTV)

She is the wife of Uttar Pradesh Congress MP, Union minister and ex-princely state ruler.

Sonia Singh (NDTV)

3. Lokmat (also IBN Lokmat)

Lokmat is a Marathi daily and a news channel and its key market is in Maharashtra. This is another story of political influence at a media house. Its owners and editor in chief are siblings Vijay Darda and Rajendra Darda. While Rajiv acts as a congress MP, Rajendra is a congress MLA and a minister in state government in Maharashtra.


4. Karan Thapar

He’s another popular figure who works for CNN IBN and occasionally writes editorial pieces for Hindustan Times. Something that very few people know is about his familial connection with the Nehru family.

Karan Thapar

5. Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi

Their bias towards Congress is not a mystery as their acts were exposed in the Radiagate scandal. They act as Congress spokepersons and in return have been awarded Padma Shris and monetary rewards by the party.

Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi

6. Rajiv Shukla

Rajiv Shukla is currently a Member of the Parliament in Rajya Sabha, vice president of BCCI, IPL chairman, Union minister and a industrialist. He owns a media group called News 24. Although this media house (can be considered a playground of Congress) isn’t widely known but the idea to spread the filtered policies of congress is very well executed.

Rajiv Shukla

7. Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy

Both of them are the promoters of NDTV. Radhika Roy’s sister Brinda Karat is a renowned CPM activist. Also, Brinda’s spouse Prakash Karat acts as the CPM Politburo General Secretary and has supported Congress over BJP in many situations.

Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy

8. Shobhna Bhartia

She is the owner and editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times. Not many people know that she also serves as a Congress MP from Rajya Sabha.

Shobhna Bhartia

9. Sagarika Ghose

Wife of Rajdeep Sardesai and the co promoter of CNN IBN, she along with her husband are popular for being used as pawns by Congress.

Sagarika Ghose

10. N. Ram

He acted as the owner and editor in chief of the glorious media group The Hindu until 2012. Earlier he was the vice president of the Students Federation of India which is essentially a unit of CPM dedicated to students.


11. Nidhi Razdan

She is an highly acclaimed news anchor and her most famous show is Left Right Center that airs on NDTV. The shocking revelation is that she is the current girlfriend of the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah (he divorced his wife recently).

Nidhi Razdan

12. P. Sainath (The Hindu)

Those who are familiar with this name are aware that he supports the communism mindset promoted by the Nehru’s. He is a highly appraised journalist known for his ceaseless battle for the advancement of farmers in India. He is the grandson of V.V. Giri (the fourth President of India) and the nephew of eminent Congress member V. Shankar Giri.

P. Sainath

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