The leaked email sent by Jupiter Capital’s Chief Operating Officer Amit Gupta to the editorial heads of media outlets including Malayalam news channel Asianet News, Kannada news channel Suvarna News, web portal Newsable and newspaper Kannada Prabha has been making the rounds in the media for the past couple of days.
The email, wherein it is specified that recruitment of fresh talent into the above-mentioned media houses should be only done “if the ideologies of the candidate matches with that of chairman Rajeev Chandrasekhar”, has kicked off a series of controversies and speculations regarding the recent appointment of Mr. Chandrasekhar as the vice-chairman of the Kerala unit of NDA.
The leaked email was published by Newslaundry. The Kochi Post also had carried a story regarding the same explaining the issue in detail. We had approached Mr. Chandrasekhar and Asianet News Chief Editor M.G. Radhakrishnan regarding the authenticity of the leaked email. Mr. Radhakrishnan commented that it is a “fraud email’’, which justifies the explanation given by Mr. Gupta that the email account was hacked and that the mail was not sent by him.