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The News Minute | January 31, 2015 | 05.20 pm IST

A Doordarshan assistant director has been transferred from Ahmedabad  to Andaman after the Gujarati channel of the national broadcaster aired a news item regarding Jashodaben, PM Modi’s wife.

The news item which was aired on the Gujarati channel, DD Girnar on January 1 spoke about PM Modi’s wife filing an RTI petition regarding details about her security arrangements  as the PM’s wife, reported Economic Times.

The assistant director, VM Vanol was transferred in the second week of January from Ahmedabad to Andamans. He had just over a year to retire, said the report. 

However, according to ministry officials the transfer was made on editorial and administrative lines, and not related to any particular incident.

According to Doordarshan officials in the national capital and Ahmedabad, four people , including Vanol had been pulled up the day after the news item was aired .

Interestingly. DD Girnar has been previously known to have blacked out Modi's ads showing Gujarat's development schemes when he was Chief Minister during the UPA rule.

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