Votebank politics behind Bengal's snub to Salman Rushdie?

PUBLISHED ON: February 1, 2013 | Duration: 20 min, 53 sec

   
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The row over Salman Rushdie not being allowed to appear at the Kolkata Literary Festival has escalated. Mr Rusdie today issued a statement saying he was clearly asked to stay away from the Festival or he would be put on a plane and sent back. He also claimed that the police leaked details of his itinerary to sabotage his visit.
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