Congress general secretary (UP East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday of muzzling the media.
"Journalists are being held captive, questions are being curtailed, problems are being ignored. The full majority BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is turning away from people's questions. The public knows it all. It will ask questions and demand answers too," she wrote on Twitter.
पत्रकार बंधक बनाए जा रहे हैं, सवालों पर पर्दा डाला जा रहा है, समस्याओं को दरकिनार किया जा रहा है। प्रचंड बहुमत पाने वाली उप्र भाजपा सरकार जनता के सवालों से ही मुँह बिचका रही है।
नेताजी ये पब्लिक है ये सब जानती है। सवाल पूछेगी भी और जवाब लेगी भी।https://t.co/cIUt3IQfon— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 30, 2019
The Congress leader also tagged to her tweet a media report, which alleged that cameras of journalists were being shut during Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Moradabad.
Hitting out at the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Gandhi said the public knows everything, adding that they will keep asking questions and demanding answers. Gandhi's comments came after it was reported on Sunday that journalists were locked up in the emergency ward of a district hospital in Moradabad. The journalists were kept locked under police watch until Adityanath left the hospital.
The incident was criticised on social media and many have slammed Moradabad District Magistrate for giving such an order.
However, Moradabad district magistrate Rakesh Kumar clarified on Twitter that no such incident occurred. "It's not correct. During inspection so many media persons inside the ward, requested media persons not to go inside the ward with Honble CM," said DM Rakesh Kumar.