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NBA objects to Kejriwal, Shinde’s remarks on channels

The News Broadcasters Association on Tuesday objected to ‘unverified’ and ‘highly defamatory’ charges levelled against news channels by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and comments by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde threatening to ‘crush’ the electronic media.

The apex body of news broadcasters appealed to political leaders and public figures not to level baseless charges against the media and keep the discourse ‘civil and sane’.

On Kejriwal’s comments against a section of the media during a rally in Rohtak on Haryana on Sunday, the apex body of news broadcasters slammed him for making allegations without specific details to substantiate them.

‘It is shocking to note that the very parties that gained immensely from media coverage are on Tuesday turning against the electronic media, when they are under scrutiny on issues of governance,’ the NBA Secretary General Annie Joseph said in a statement.

The NBA also took strong note of Shinde’s comments. ‘NBA is equally shocked by the statement of the Home Minister of India that he would crush the electronic media and that a close watch was being kept on them.’
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