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Rajkot Bonanza: Media houses get something for doing nothing?

By IndianMandarins- 03 Feb 2020


In a very intriguing manner cheques of Rs 50 thousand each have been issued to eight media houses by Rajkot collector without publishing any advertisement causing an embarrassment to the state government. However the district administration brush the matter aside by saying consider the money as affection for good Republic Day coverage.

Apparently the administration did not check if the advertisement was published or not but issued the cheque but when media houses approached the administration for the same, the answer of the district administration was astonishing. However, the commissioner is taking about inquiring about the matter as he was unaware of the development. Another officer was of the view that if any media house has any issue raise any previous bill against it, the administration would adjust.

A section of bureaucracy is calling it a blatant example of bribery to the media houses as the collector is sticking the ground saying that everything has been done following rules and regulations. The most unfortunate part of it is that everyone is speaking different voices.

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