The arrest of journalist, Republic Tv editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in a two-year previous case of suicide abetment has created a stir on Wednesday morning. The journalist was first detained from his Mumbai residence after which arrested.
BJP president JP Nadda took to Twitter and denounced the arrest with out mincing ay phrase. Drawing a parallel to Emergency, he wrote, “India didn’t forgive Indira Gandhi for the Emergency. India by no means forgave Rajiv Gandhi for his assault on press freedom. And now, India will once more punish Sonia-Rahul Gandhi for his or her brazen and intimidating use of state energy to get equal with journalists.”
“Each one who believes in a free press and freedom of expression is livid on the Maharashtra Authorities’s bullying and harassment of Arnab Goswami. That is one more occasion of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi-directed antic of silencing those that disagree with them. Shameful!” he added.
Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani too condemned the arrest and blamed the Congress for the arrest.
“Emergency got here to an finish in 1977 however the tendency of imposing it nonetheless persists. After Shiv Sena, which stood by the emergency and Congress, the celebration which imposed it joined palms within the state, the tendency has surfaced. Such makes an attempt of suppressing the voice in opposition to authorities is detrimental to democracy. Nation has all the time stood in opposition to such makes an attempt,” former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted in Marathi.
Although there was no assertion from the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities on this arrest to this point, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut quashed all these “vendetta” allegations and mentioned that no matter has been executed has adopted due course of legislation.
Maharashtra Congress’s basic secretary and spokesperson Sachin Sawant termed the arrest as a tribute to late Anway Naik. “Anway Naik and his mom had been compelled to commit suicide after Arnab’s channel didn’t pay his dues price Rs 80 lakh. The Fadnavis authorities failed to research the case and do justice with the household of the deceased. There was plenty of political stress on the then Fadnavis authorities to hush up the case for the plain causes. The Modi authorities was defending Arnab simply because his channel was taking their agenda ahead. As an alternative of condemning the motion in opposition to the wrongdoer, the BJP ought to really feel ashamed for his or her failure to accord justice to Naik household. We welcome the motion taken by the MVA authorities,” he mentioned.