EPW Editor Steps Down After Legal Notice by Adani Group
Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta resigned from his position on Tuesday, following a legal notice served by the Adani Group after a recent controversial story which allegedly sought to expose an Adani Group company for reclaiming a refund from the Customs authorities without paying the duty, The Quint has learned.
Speaking to The Quint, Guha Thakurta said:
I would much rather not talk about the reasons behind my resignation. But I will say this that I’m honoured to have been the editor of a prestigious and internationally renowned journal like the EPW for the past 15 months. It was an interesting challenge, but I am relieved and happy to have resigned now. I look forward to spending time with my wife and our children in Delhi.
Adani Power had sent a legal notice to EPW, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and the co-authors of the article titled ‘Modi Government's Rs 500 Crore Bonanza to Adani Group Company’ on 5 July, and earlier to The Wire on 24 June (for re-publishing the article). The story is still available on The Wire, but has been taken down from the EPW’s website.
(We all love to express ourselves, but how often do we do it in our mother tongue? Here's your chance! This Independence Day, khul ke bol with BOL – Love your Bhasha. Sing, write, perform, spew poetry – whatever you like – in your mother tongue. Send us your BOL firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp it to 9910181818.)
(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)