New Delhi: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has again sought an assurance from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that its reccommendations would not be ignored if an inquiry is held into the controversial editing of Doordarshan's Narendra Modi interview.
Sources said that Prasar Bharati's Principal Advisor V A M Hussain has written a letter to I&B Secretary Bimal Julka in which he has cited several instances where Prasar Bharati's requests were turned down or kept pending by the government.
Referring to these instances, the senior Prasar Bharati official said that it is because of these “historical reasons” that an assurance is needed “so that well-meaning action would not result in public humiliation”.
This is the second time that the public broadcaster has written to the I&B Ministry seeking an assurance.
Doordarshan had on April 26 interviewed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate at Gandhinagar and then telecast it the next day.