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Be tough on media policy, IMG tells Vajpayee

NEW DELHI: The Indian Media Group (IMG) - the new front for the "swadeshi" bandwagon - is not letting up on the issue of media policy.

In a meeting today with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, the IMG exhorted the government to "play by the book" on media policy and ensure strict compliance of existing laws.

Vajpayee, who met the 15-strong IMG delegation at his residence, reportedly heard them out but gave no assurances.

Speaking after the meeting, Hindu Group editor N Ram said, "Nobody should make a monkey of the law."

One of the key demands of the IMG is that there should be one uniform and comprehensive media policy for foreign investment with respect to print, television and radio wherein foreign investment is capped at 26 per cent.

The Star News issue, which has become a rallying point for the IMG, also came up during the discussions.

Await a detailed report that follows.

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