Priyanka Gandhi accuses Yogi Adiyanath government in UP of muzzling media

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 June 2019, 11:26 PM
Congress general secretary (UP East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress general secretary (UP East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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.

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.

First Published: Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:26 PM
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