BJP criticises PM over advice to mediaSeptember 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks that media should avoid sensationalism in its reporting and said he should introspect why the press was critical of his government.
BJP spokesperson J.P. Nadda said that the government was facing criticism from the opposition, civil society and the media.
“The prime minister has criticized the media. Time is ripe for prime minister to go for self-introspection. His remarks are objectionable and condemnable,” Nadda said.
In his speech at a function of Kerala Union of Working Journalists, Manmohan Singh said the media had a very important role in promoting communal harmony and inter-community understanding and its reporting and opinions should be fair, objective and balanced.
He said the desire to be sensational should be avoided, even though it is very tempting at times.
The BJP also repeated its attack on the prime minister over coal block allocations and said he should resign. It demanded cancellation of allocation of 142 coal blocks and special investigative team inquiry.
The party said inter ministerial group and Central Bureau of Investigation probe into irregularities by companies were “an eyewash.”
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