AAP insulting the media, the fourth pillar of democracy

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The Delhi government led by Aam Aadmi Party has completely failed to deliver its promises to the people of Delhi and the recent disease ‘chikungunya’ broke out in Delhi resulting 11 deaths exposed the poor health facilities in the state.

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal is busy in Bengaluru and all the ministers are in other states. Satyendra Jain just returned from Goa to Delhi when the absence of ministers of Delhi hit the headlines.

Jain during a press conference threw the mobile phone of a journalist as he got furious from the question asked to him by the media person. He misbehaved with the media persons and told them, extortionists.

He also stated that the media has been showing the paid stories to malign the image of the government. However, the deaths due to the disease revealed the truth that state government failed to tackle the disease because, in the monsoon season, no proper arrangements were made to tackle the problem.

The AAP head and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal who is taking treatment at Bengaluru hospital also abused the media. Kejriwal slammed the media for taking money to show stories against Delhi government.

Recently, the Aam Aadmi Party leader and the cabinet minister Kapil Mishra has made the personal contact number of a renowned journalist on twitter. Consequently, Deepak Chaurasia got threatening calls on his personal number.

Chaurasia registered a police complaint and the complaint lodged under section 506, 507, 509 and 34 of IPC.

Chaurasia’s phone numbers were made public by Mishra in his tweet,

“Dear Deepak Chaurasia, you just flashed my personal number on your television channel. I thought the love should not be one-sided. So I am sharing both your numbers. Enjoy.”

The tweet message of Mishra showed that he deliberately made the contact number of the senior journalist as revenge against the journalist.

In a letter to the editors’ association, India News editor-in-chief Chaurasia alleged that after Mishra’s tweet he started receiving threats and abusive calls and his phone has not stopped ringing. Some of the callers even abused his children.

The AAP parliamentarian Bhagwant Mann had insulted the journalists in Bassi Pathana and also instigated the AAP workers to throw them out of the rally. The police had registered a case against Mann and later Mann apologised to the media.