[divider]Following AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s outburst against the media, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde also blamed the electronic media for spreading misinformation. Speaking at a function in his hometown Solapur on Monday, Mr Shinde said that the electronic media carrying out a campaign against the Congress will be crushed.
The Union home minister said that the electronic media is working against the Congress and carrying out a propaganda against it. “Youngsters should be aware of this propaganda of electronic media. Since I have the intelligence depa-rtment with me, now I kn-ow the source of this propaganda. We have covertly put an end to it,” he said.
Mr Shinde added that the electronic media indulging in propaganda will be crushed. He also accused the media of causing communal riots. Further preaching to the media on its responsibility, the Union minister said, “Media should do good work for the society. Nobody will stop them in that. If fact, such work will be praised, but to defame somebody for votebank politics, giving wrong information about an incident and disturbing harmony in the society will be never tolerated by the people of this country.”
The Action Committee against Attacks on Journalists condemned Mr Shide for his remark. Its convenor S.M. Deshmukh demanded an apology from Mr Shinde.