Arnab Goswami arrested, BJP leaders condemn and call it "blatant misuse of state power".


It took Arnab's arrest for our home minister to speak', claim netizens over Arnab Goswami's arrest. "blatant misuse of state power" and reminiscent of the Emergency', BJP leaders claim. Several union ministers and senior BJP leaders along with our home minister, Amit Shah have taken it to social media condemning India's popular journalist, Arnab Goswami's arrest. The leaders have criticized the Congress over Arnab Goswami's arrest and called it an "attack on freedom of the press". The Congress is part of the Shiv Sena-led coalition government in Maharashtra. Hitting out at the BJP over its criticism of Arnab Goswami's arrest in Mumbai, Congress today said its "selective outrage" on press freedom is "shameful" and the law will take its own course in the case against the Republic TV editor-in-chief. Arnab Goswami was arrested from his residence in Mumbai today for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer. Asked about Arnab Goswami's arrest and the BJP's criticism of it, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said she was actually very shocked with the "selective outrage" of the BJP of the sections of the government. Why are they silent when Prashant Kanojia is jailed for a number of months just because he exposed a scam where children were being served salt and chapati in Mirzapur?" the spokesperson asked, referring to the journalist who was arrested by the UP Police. Addressing a media briefing, she raised several other questions. Why she asked, is the BJP "selectively silent" when sedition charges are slapped against journalists and when a case has been filed against (Scroll) journalist Supriya Sharma because she exposed the pathetic state of affairs in a village in Varanasi. And when a reporter who exposed the PPE kit scam in Uttar Pradesh is jailed and faces serious sedition charges instead of action been taken against those responsible for the scam, she added. "So this selective outrage is extremely unwarranted, is shameful and they (the BJP) should be ashamed of saying anything," she told reporters. "What he does in the garb of journalism is not journalism, what he does in the garb of journalism is the work of a BJP frontal," Ms. Shrinate alleged. Netizens have outraged their voices joining the Congress over the BJP's 'selective outrage' and has questioned the ministers of hiding while several journalists like Masrat Zahra and Safoora Zargar were charged under UAPA over false allegations.

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