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Thank you, Amitji Who needs James Bond?

On a day Pierce Brosnan began promoting an Indian brand, BJP president Amit Shah did the same favour to The Telegraph, without taking any remuneration, of course. 

  • Published 8.10.16
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On a day Pierce Brosnan began promoting an Indian brand, BJP president Amit Shah did the same favour to The Telegraph, without taking any remuneration, of course. 

Shah took a question from the newspaper on Friday at his media conference where he responded to Rahul Gandhi’s Jantar Mantar speech. The question was about the body of an accused in the murder of Mohammed Akhlaque, who was lynched for allegedly eating beef, being wrapped in the Tricolour before being cremated.

Shah said the news conference was confined to the army and there would be plenty of opportunities later to ask other questions.

Shah added: “Telegraph toh kuchh bhi title bana dega. Aap kyon ‘Dadri, Dadri’ karti hain (The Telegraph makes anything its title. Why are you going, ‘Dadri, Dadri’)?”

The Telegraph recaps five headlines that presumably left an indelible impression on the BJP president and prompted him to offer free airtime to the newspaper during the media conference that was broadcast live: