Raipur (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that first, they sow seeds of hatred in different sections of society and then they talk about taking out ‘Sneh Yatra’.
He also accused BJP of not abiding by the judiciary’s decision. While talking to the mediapersons in Raipur in Chattisgarh, he said, “UP police are trying to protect criminals instead of cooperating with Chhattisgarh police. BJP never abides by the judiciary’s decision…First, they sow seeds of hatred in different sections of society and then they talk about taking ‘Sneh Yatra’.”
Accusing the saffron party of inflation in the country, he further alleged that the Centre is just increasing the prices of essentials, they have emanated coal crisis in the country.
Reacting to the arrest of a TV news anchor from his home for playing a doctored clip of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, he said, “Uttar Pradesh Police is trying to protect criminals instead of cooperating with Chhattisgarh police.”
Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday reached the television channel news anchor’s residence in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh after an FIR was registered against him following the broadcast of a misleading video on Rahul Gandhi for which the channel had issued an apology.
The anchor Rohit Ranjan, however, was taken into custody by Noida Police after he took to Twitter this morning and posted: “Chhattisgarh Police is standing outside my house to arrest me without informing the local police, is it legal”. He tagged Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi
Adityanath and SSP Ghaziabad and ADG Zone Lucknow in the tweet.
Responding to Ranjan’s tweet, the Raipur Police, Chhatisgarh, posted on its Twitter handle, “There is no such rule to inform. Still, now they are informed. A police team has shown you the court’s warrant of arrest. You should in fact cooperate, join in the investigation and put your defence in court.”
Meanwhile, ADCP Noida said, “In the course of an investigation registered at police station Sector 20, a person named Rohit Ranjan, working in a news channel is being questioned.”
Ranjan on his show said, “Yesterday, in our show DNA, Rahul Gandhi’s statement was taken in the wrong context by linking it to the Udaipur incident, it was a human error for which our team apologises.
“The Congress filed a complaint in Raipur against Ranjan for allegedly “running a doctored video of Rahul Gandhi”.
According to reports, the FIR filed by Congress said that Rohit Ranjan intentionally linked Rahul Gandhi’s statements on the vandalization of his office to the Udaipur incident in an attempt to incite public sentiments.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi while referring to the attack on his Wayanad office had said, “The children who did this have acted in an irresponsible way. They are kids, forgive them.”