I posted a comment to Mr Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar’s article “What Pranab will not say in his budget speech” in today’s Economic Times. The comment was “Mr Aiyar, kudos. You have hit the nail on the head. I could not have said it better. Clearly Pranab-da will not say that because of one reason alone: votes and vote banks.” The comment was held for moderation.
It got moderated into this: “Mr Aiyar, kudos. You have hit the nail on the head. I could not have said it better.” Nice.
Just like Pranab-da is scared to tell the truth for fear of loss of votes, the Economic Times is scared to publish a comment which is critical of the government for fear of disapproval of the government. Nice irony there.