By K.G. JhaThe Times of New India, India The Times Of India India’s most influential news source, The Times Of Indian, has been on the front line of the war against corruption.
The paper’s coverage of corruption in India has been relentless.
Its recent series of articles, The Indian Insider , has become the most read of the Indian media industry, with readership surpassing the million mark and reaching over 1 billion daily visitors.
Its recent editorial, “The Corruption of the Times”, has received national and international attention and sparked strong criticism from Indian politicians.
However, this past weekend, TheTimes of India editorial board did not see fit to mention the “saraga international groceries” and “aldi grocery” brands, which are owned by two former Indian presidents, Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee.
The editorial board, which has been defending their “business practices” for the past four years, instead chose to blame the country’s “growing intolerance towards the use of a private company’s brand name”.
While the Times of Indian is not the only newspaper in the country that has been attacking the two companies, this decision is a clear sign that the editorial board is not going to take a stance on the brands it owns.
On Friday, the editorial published a long piece on the Saraga International Grocery, accusing it of using “slanderous and inflammatory” language to attack Modi.
In the editorial, titled “What if Saraga wasnt India’s biggest company?”, the paper writes that the “Indian government and corporate elites” are trying to “defame” Saraga and make it look like a “small company”.
“It’s not Saraga’s fault, it’s the government’s fault,” the paper states.
“The Saraga brand name was born to give a sense of integrity, but the country is in a toxic state of political discourse and politics, and it is our job to highlight that.”
What if India’s second biggest company was a country that thrived on its own integrity, a country where the ‘corporate elite’ was a part of the process and where the name Saraga stood for integrity and fairness?
“It goes on to say that “corporate elites” have “fought and killed the Sarasat brand” and that they “have now used it as a political weapon”.”
If Saraga is seen as a small company and the government is seen to be a small business, then Saraga will not be able to compete in the marketplace.
This is the kind of vicious and malicious attack on a small Indian company,” it writes.
According to The Times, Saraga sells more than 1.8 billion packages annually and has a turnover of $1.5 billion.
It goes into detail that “the company’s advertising has been accused of using abusive language” and also claims that it has “harassed” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who “has made a mockery of the government by using it as an excuse for a few months”.”
In the past few months, there have been instances of Saraga advertising that has used derogatory language against Modi, the Indian people and the entire Indian political establishment,” it said.
After the editorial was published, the company’s CEO, K.S. Ramesh, told The Times that the company had not received any calls or emails from the editorial paper.
Ramesh said Saraga “does not hold any positions against Modi”.”
We have received no threats, no calls or messages of any kind from the paper or any other organisation.
“The newspaper did not respond to a request for comment.”””
We don’t have a comment on this,” RamesH said.”
The newspaper did not respond to a request for comment.”
“We don’t have a comment on this,” RamesH said.
A spokesman for Saraga told The Telegraph that it does not comment on any media reports, and did not want to comment further.
Saraga, which was founded in the late 1970s, has had a history of controversies and disputes with Indian politicians over its business practices.
It was also the subject of a recent complaint from India’s ruling BJP party that it was “selling fake Sarasas” in the state of Maharashtra.