Kiran Mazumdar funds anti-Modi propagandist IPSMF: Amit Malviya


New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Amit Malviya and industrialist, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw were on Monday locked in a fiery argument whether she funds the Independent Public Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF), which in turn supports anti-Modi propaganda.

As panelists on a TV debate, Malviya and Shaw were part of a heated argument on Shaw funding this new age media which is a Modi baiter. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has joined the chorus against intolerance of the government after comments by Rahul Bajaj.

Malviya said that since Shaw is on the show he would like to tell the viewers that she and her company funds the IPSMF and is among the biggest donors. IPSMF funds vicious new age media which routinely runs vicious anti government propaganda, Malviya said.

"Nobody makes a point about it," he said.

Shaw reacted angrily to the comment by Malviya and denied that her company funds IPSMF.

However, a perusal of the Foundation's records show that Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is listed among the major donors.

The donors include Shaw, Aamir Khan, Azim Premji Philanthrophic Initiatives, Piramal Enterprises, Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, Rohini Nilekani Philanthophies, Rohinto and Anu Aga Family Discretionary No 2 Trust, Manipal Education and Medical Group, Cyrus Guzder, Lal Family Foundation, Sri Nataraja Trust and Unimed Technologies, Quality Investment, Tejaskiran Pharmachem India and Viditi Investment.

The IPSMF in turn has given grants to several media outlets. These include The Print, The Wire, The Caravan, The News Minute, The Ken, Swarajya, Live Law.in, Down to Earth, EPW, Alt News, CG Net Swara, Dool News, East Mojo.com, Gaon Connection, IS., IP Podhu, Khabar Leharia, Max Maharashtra, Pragati, The Better India, wtd News, Satyagraha, Weekly Sadhana, Suno India, India Development Review, Janjwar, Sikkim Chronicle, The Bastion, among others.

Denying the intolerance charge, Malviya said that earlier governments made policies meant to benefit select corporates. He said the Modi government wants fair and equitable policies which are not meant to please or favour. He said that earlier, corporates had disproportionate impact on businesses.

Shaw said that Any criticism offered by India Inc is being seen as anti-national or anti-Modi government which is ridiculous. She added that captains of industry are worried to speak their mind, so that they are perceived to be anti-government.

  

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Nothing wrong in raising a voice against any government if they feel all is not well. This is not dictatorship. We are living in a democracy where people have a right to question the government. This country is not owned by any single party or person.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Why all this kolaverei....???? LORD BRAHMA knows the truth...., when ullu banaawing/myth/lies are revealed & reflected to the perpetrators then this anti-....??? charges is very convenient to escape & divert people's attention from real problems/sufferings....!!!!

    After all Shriman Rahul Bajaj ji proved right beyond reasonable doubt....!!!!

    jokers... stop jumping & please pull up your stinking cheddi & behave dececntly...,

    jh
    jai hind..,

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Any one who disagrees with the BJP Govt is either dubbed Anti National or the BJP IT team launches a smear campaign against them through their paid media and on the social media. Instead of addressing the message raised by such people every attempt is made to shoot the messenger.

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  • Narayana, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Economy Air Crashes -Air India on Sale & Pvt Airlines collapsing

    Economy Sinks-#BJP Gov to auction Shipping Corporation of India

    Economy Derails-Railway records worst operating ration in 10 years

    BJP Govt has created a record of closing down all business in “Air, Land & Sea”

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  • RANGA, MANGALORE

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    ..The Print, The Wire, The Caravan, ...this is enough..forget ant Modi, just check how these channels spread lies on our Army..check how hey reported Pulwama attacks, balakot, surgicle strikes..good to know who funds these channels..

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  • MV, MANGALORE

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    And who uses the army to spread lies?

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  • Karthik, Konaje/Navi Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Ranganna,
    Please note: Manipal Education and Medical Group is mentioned in the Anti Modi propaganda funding list ! Looks like that's why a certain carstreet commentor is mum on this one

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Amit Malviya is a Blind Bhakt ...

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