Open letter to Rajdeep Sardesai: Devendra Fadnavis tells senior journalist he is ill-informed, biased
A couple of days ago, consulting editor at The India Today group, Rajdeep Sardesaiwrote an open letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis slamming the state government over various issues — the beef ban in Maharashtra, a ban on the sale of meat during the Jain fasting period of Paryushan, Rakesh Maria's transfer and omission from the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, and the latest decision to make arrests on sedition charges.
Fadnavis, on Tuesday, replied to the letter and slammed the media for bashing the government with an agenda even without having the full picture. Both the letters were exclusively published by The Hindustan Times.
Sardesai, in his letter, had asked Fadnavis the rationale behind banning sale of meat and beef in the state. "The first time I saw you was in 2010 during a television debate on the Adarsh land scam. I was impressed with your debating skills and tough, uncompromising stand on corruption. Sadly, a year later, the enthusiasm with which one greeted your arrival is now being matched by growing cynicism."
I welcome a debate and discussion on this…As always, please keep your tone civil, your language polite…no sweeping generalisations please and no personal abuse. Thank you.