Rahul Gandhi Criticizes Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Over The Arrest Of Journalists

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New Delhi:  Karnataka BJP lists arrested journalists on social media in response to Congress president Rahul Gandhi criticizing Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over the arrest of journalists for sharing and broadcasting alleged derogatory comments against the CM.

“If every journalist who files a false report or peddles fake, vicious RSS/BJP sponsored propaganda about me is put in jail, most newspapers/ news channels would face a severe staff shortage. The UP CM is behaving foolishly & needs to release the arrested journalists.” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Rahul’s comments for protecting media freedom against the backdrop of 3 journalists including Prashant Kanojia have evoked a sharp response from the BJP.

Neither Yogi Adityanath nor the BJP in Uttar Pradesh responded to the dart hurled by Rahul Gandhi at the UP Chief Minister. But the BJP unit in Karnataka, where a couple of journalists were held for posts that the chief minister found offensive, hit back. Karnataka BJP went on to list names of journalists who faced action from the Karnataka government.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi too tweeted on the issue, supporting her brother, she said, “Uttar Pradesh government is using fear to control journalists, farmers and representatives instead of taking care of people’s issues.”

 

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