07/30/2017: Stories on Amit Shah’s assets and Smriti Irani’s Degree have vanished from Times of India (ToI) and associated papers. Indeed, Navbharat Times (NBT) and Economic Times (ET), sister publications to ToI, also took them down. But none of the papers gave any explanation for removing them just hours after publication. Additionally, another paper, DNA, also took down their publication. This information is from the public affidavits of Shah & Irani who are contesting for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.
But this isn’t the first time ToI has pulled down its publications without prior notice. ToI has done it before, in the case of World Press Freedom Index, for instance. And another ToI article regarding a PIL against Smriti Irani for misuse of MPLAD funds is also under fire. Congress MLA from Anklav (Gujarat), Amit Chavda, along with local Congress leaders, has filed the PIL against Ms. Irani over this matter.
On 07/28/2017, AAP leader Ashutosh posted an Outlook article on Amit Shah’s assets. But Outlook has also taken down their publication.
Amit shah should explain How his property increased by 300% in 5 years ? What business he is doing ? https://t.co/QTALZCOtAn
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) July 29, 2017
Similarly, Hindustan Times (HT) also took down Sushil Aaron’s scathing attack on the effects the Modi government has had on India’s ability to deal with China. But it came back after a social media backlash.