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Kejriwal slips up

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

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It looks like the proxy war between and the government has spilled over, now, into the pages of Tehelka. The magazine’s cover story on featured an assertion, sourced to Mr Kejriwal, that Mr Ahluwalia had launched a scheme to privatise Delhi’s water board that one of his sons then benefited from, as a consultant. The magazine eventually had to post an online retraction when they were proved false by correspondence freely available online, which showed that the Delhi government had launched the scheme — and that Mr Ahluwalia’s son had merely worked for the water board, many years after Mr Ahluwalia left the finance ministry, and not in its privatisation-related efforts, either.

Kejriwal slips up

It looks like the proxy war between Arvind Kejriwal and the government has spilled over, now, into the pages of Tehelka. The magazine’s cover story on Montek Singh Ahluwalia featured an assertion, sourced to Mr Kejriwal, that Mr Ahluwalia had launched a scheme to privatise Delhi’s water board that one of his sons then benefited from, as a consultant. The magazine eventually had to post an online retraction when they were proved false by correspondence freely available online, which showed that the Delhi government had launched the scheme — and that Mr Ahluwalia’s son had merely worked for the water board, many years after Mr Ahluwalia left the finance ministry, and not in its privatisation-related efforts, either.

It looks like the proxy war between and the government has spilled over, now, into the pages of Tehelka. The magazine’s cover story on featured an assertion, sourced to Mr Kejriwal, that Mr Ahluwalia had launched a scheme to privatise Delhi’s water board that one of his sons then benefited from, as a consultant. The magazine eventually had to post an online retraction when they were proved false by correspondence freely available online, which showed that the Delhi government had launched the scheme — and that Mr Ahluwalia’s son had merely worked for the water board, many years after Mr Ahluwalia left the finance ministry, and not in its privatisation-related efforts, either.

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