Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday attacked the Prime Minister’s Office for what he called attempts to “crush” a foreign correspondent for criticising Manmohan Singh in an article.
The BJP leader’s main target was the prime minister’s communications adviser Pankaj Pachauri, formerly a journalist with a leading Indian television channel.
In a blog post Monday, Advani wrote that “stupidity” was a great crime in public life. He held that the episode involving the PMO and Washington Post correspondent Simon Denyer was “a high point of disservice”, coming from a man hired to serve the prime minister.