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What is the best way to “kill” a report before it is formally submitted to the government and make sure its findings do not have the desired impact on politicians and bigwigs involved? Leak it!
Political leaders and bureaucrats are equally puzzled over why the Lokayukta’s report made it to the media just a few days before it was to be made public? The buzz in political circles is that the BJP government might have learnt a lesson or two from the “selective leak” of the Liberhan Commission report on the Babri Masjid demolition just before elections to the Gujarat Assembly.
In the case of Karnataka, the government’s intention was to make sure the sanctity of the report was lost so that they had a valid reason to reject it, said sources.
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