NEW DELHI: The Press Council of India has started its enquiry
into the complaints relating to senior Uttar Pradesh Minister
Azam Khan's whipping statement on bureaucracy by asking the
editors of the newspapers to explain their side of the story.
Azam Khan had allegedly said in a meeting in Samajwadi Party
office at Lucknow on 30 January 2013 that the officers understand
only the language of whipping, but the next day his official
statement came that such media reports were baseless and had
been done to tarnish his image and that of his government.
In view of the credibility of Media, social activist Dr Nutan
Thakur had requested PCI Chairman Justice Markandey Katju
to conduct a detailed enquiry in the matter so as to bring
the truth of whether the initial media reports regarding his
whipping statements are correct or not, which will also clarify
the situation about his later denials.