The President of India's decision in the matter of the Chawla affair (Election 'Commission') should not shock anyone. After all, we are used to politicians brazenly taking law in to their hands. This is now institutionalised.
The papers are full of advertisements by government owned PSU's splashing images of Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and assorted polititicans. These advertisements should be paid for by the Congress Party or the UPA. None of these ads are for furthering the commercial interests of the company concerned.
So, let us forget the law of the land. The person in power writes the rules. TV Channels and newspapers will not dare to raise these issues. They also need government patronage to survive.