BJP slams Uddhav Thackeray after the arrest of Journalist Arnab Goswami
Many leaders have condemned this arrest, while Sanjay Raut says that this action has not been taken in retaliation. It is worth noting that recently Arnab Goswami had targeted Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
New Delhi: Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of the news channel Republic TV, has been arrested by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday. The police have arrested Arnab in an earlier case of suicide. Meanwhile, there is a reaction from the politicians to the arrest of Arnab from the actors. Many leaders have condemned this arrest, while Sanjay Raut says that this action has not been taken in retaliation. It is worth noting that recently Arnab Goswami had targeted Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
JP Nadda condemned the arrest:
On the arrest of Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, BJP President JP Nadda said that the arrest of Arnab Goswami shows how the mentality of the Congress and the Maharashtra government has come down to strangle democracy. I strongly condemn this. This is a great blow to the journalistic democracy. The people of India should come forward in this matter.
On the other hand, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted that the attack on press journalism in Mumbai is condemnable. This is an action of the Maharashtra government just like the Emergency. We condemn it.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has termed the arrest of Arnab Goswami as an abuse of power. He tweeted and wrote that I strongly condemn this attack on freedom of press in Maharashtra. This fascist move is a sign of undisclosed emergency. Attacking journalist Arnab Goswami is an example of abuse of power. We all should stand against this attack on India's democracy.
Questioning the action, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that those who do not stand in support of Arnab today in the independent press are in support of fascism. You may not like him, you cannot accept him, you may despise his existence but if you remain silent you support oppression. Who will speak if you are next?