Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said that the action taken against Arnab Goswami has no relation with the Maharashtra government.
He said, “The Government of Maharashtra never takes action in a spirit of revenge. There is a rule of law in Maharashtra. There is no chaos here. Is a police professional. If they have a case for investigation and if there is any evidence on their hands, then the police can take action against anyone. ”
He said, “After the formation of the Thackeray government in the state, we have never taken action with a sense of revenge. You must have seen that this channel had launched a campaign of slander against all of us and made false allegations, but we said that those who make false allegations should also be investigated. ”
When reporters were asked by Sanjay Raut that it is being said to be an attempt to suppress the freedom of the press and it is being described as black day. To this, Sanjay Raut said, “The Supreme Court gave an important observation about this channel that you are not a court, not an investigation agency, so you cannot mislead people by saying anything wrong against anyone.”
Sanjay Raut asked the opposite question that it is not our inspection but the Supreme Court, so would you also tell the Supreme Court that it is a black day?
He said that whether a journalist, a politician, an actor or a lawyer, if no one has done wrong, there is no need to shout loudly.
Sanjay Raut told journalists, “The press has the greatest freedom in this country. More questions are arising in states like Uttar Pradesh. So why don’t you ask them these questions? “
However Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has described the action on Arnab Goswami as an attack on the freedom of the press in Maharashtra.
He tweeted, “I strongly condemn this attack on press freedom in Maharashtra.” This fascist move is a sign of undeclared emergency. Attacking journalist Arnab Goswami is an example of abuse of power. All of us should stand against this attack on India’s democracy. “
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has condemned the action against Arnab Goswami and said that it reminded him of the Emergency days.
He tweeted, “The attack on press journalism in Mumbai is condemnable. It is an action of the Maharashtra government just like Emergency.” We condemn it. “
Kangana Ranaut has also reacted to the action on Arnab Goswami.
Kangana tweeted, “Why Pappu Pro gets angry? Why does Penguin get angry? Why does Sonia Sena get so angry? Arnab sir let them pull their hair and freak out for freedom of speaking. Freedom debt Have to pay. “