Chinsurah (West Bengal): Asserting that people in high places should refrain from coming up with kiss-and-tell accounts, BJP candidate Chandan Mitra, who is a well known editor and a prominent face on TV for the party, says he would not have gone the way of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former media adviser Sanjaya Baru, even though his book "exposed" the ills of the UPA government.
"On the one hand, he did some service by exposing the ills of the government. But personally speaking, I wouldn't have done this. People in high places should refrain from coming up with kiss and tell accounts," Mitra, who is BJP's candidate from the Hooghly constituency in West Bengal, told IANS in an interview here.
Causing immense embarrassment to the Congress in the midst of the Lok Sabha polls, Baru's book "The Accidental Prime Minister - The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh" portrays the prime minister's position as being undermined by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and has kicked up a political storm.
However, Mitra, a senior journalist-turned-politician, does not feel the episode would make political parties wary of appointing mediapersons in key positions.
"Political leaders cannot do without media advisers in this age of the media. The PM will need a mediaperson to advise him on how to go about it," says Mitra.