The Indian Express and The Times of India. He was nominated as a Rajya Sabha MP by the BJP from Uttar Pradesh in 1998 and remained in the Upper House till 2010. He was minister of communications and information technology in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
He also held the portfolio of minister of disinvestment. The Congress leader had been a veteran Hindi journalist and a TV anchor. He worked for Jansatta, the Hindi daily of the Express group, and Ravivar magazine.
Shukla hosted a popular TV interview show Rubaru from mid 90s to early 2000s. Clips of his interview with Narendra Modi in 2001 went viral in 2016 when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed a Right to Information query seeking information about the prime minister's educational qualification. Shukla was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2000 and joined the Congress later.
Chandan Mitra started as an assistant editor of The Statesman in Kolkata. He later moved to the Times of India in Delhi and then The Sunday Observer, which he left as its editor. He then joined the Hindustan Times as executive editor.
He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2003 and got another term as a BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh in June 2010. MJ Akbar is a veteran journalist who launched India’s first weekly political news magazine, Sunday, in 1976, and two daily newspapers, The Telegraph and The Asian Age in 1989 and 1994. He has been the editorial director of India Today and The Sunday Guardian, a weekly newspaper that he founded.
He has also been associated with the Deccan Chronicle. In 2014 he joined the BJP as its spokesperson and was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand in July 2015. He was inducted into the Union Council of Ministers in July 2016.Read more on livemint.com