Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted: Godmen become powerful as 'cautious' media shies away from reporting their crimes
Readers are to newspapers what voters are to political parties. If the devotees of godmen and godwomen add to newspapers’ readership figures, they can swell a politician’s vote bank.
The mortal remains of controversial godman Chandraswami were consigned to flames at Nigambodh Ghat on Wednesday a quiet farewell to a man who once counted the mighty and powerful as his friends.
Chandraswami’s fortunes began to dip sharply after PV Narasimha Rao’s departure from the political scene in 1996
Did Jayaprakash Narayan, counted among the most reverential politicians, write a personal letter to his friends to introduce Chandraswami, who eventually turned out to be India’s most dubious godman?
Controversial spiritual leader Chandraswami, who was close aide to PV Narasimha Rao died on Tuesday at the age of 66 due to renal failure.