BJP has questioned the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami. The party said, his arrest is the black day of Indian Journalism.
Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, BJP Spokesman Sambit Patra condemned the arrest saying it is an attempt to curtail the voice of free press.
Home Minister Amit Shah today slammed Congress over the arrest of journalist Arnab Goswami.
In a tweet today, Mr. Shah said, Congress and its allies have shamed democracy once again.
He said, blatant misuse of state power against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami is an attack on individual freedom and the fourth pillar of democracy.
The Minister said, it reminds us of the emergency and attack on free press must be and will be opposed.
Meanwhile, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said that those in the free press who don’t stand up today in support of Arnab, are tactically in support of fascism.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also condemned the attack on freedom of press in Maharashtra.
In a tweet, he said, this fascist move is a sign of undeclared emergency.
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has termed the arrest of television journalist Arnab Goswami as an attack on the freedom of press.
In a tweet, the Minister said, those who really believe in freedom of press must speak up.