Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condemned the arrest of Delhi journalist Prashant Kanojia for sharing a post about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Accusing Adityanath of ‘behaving foolishly’, Mr Gandhi said that if every journalist who speaks out agaunst him or engages in propaganda is arrested, there would be a newspaper staff shortage.
‘If every journalist who files a false report or peddles fake, vicious RSS/BJP sponsored propaganda about me is put in jail, most newspapers/ news channels would face a severe staff shortage. The UP CM is behaving foolishly & needs to release the arrested journalists,’ the Gandhi scion posted on Twitter.
Five people were arrested on charges of posting objectionable matter on social media against Adityanath.
He also shared a Congress’ Twitter handle post which also criticised the arrests.