The world’s largest newspaper, Dainik Jagran, has just completed 75 years of existence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a postage stamp and posed with the Gupta family which owns it.
Jagran‘s growth in the 1990s coincided with the Ramjanmabhoomi movement and media scholars say it was a key force-multiplier in the communal mobilisation of the cow belt.
The late Narendra Mohan Gupta was a BJP MP of the Rajya Sabha. And in the 2017 elections to the Uttar Pradesh assembly, Jagran published an exit poll on its website violating Election Commission guidelines.
Sanjay Gupta, its managing director, was nominated director of Indian Institute of Management in Amritsar shortly thereafter.