Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advisor Hiren Joshi has warned several television news channel owners and their editors not to give coverage to the Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the Assembly elections in Gujarat.
At a national conclave of the party’s elected representatives in Delhi, Kejriwal claimed Joshi has threatened TV channel owners and editors with dire consequences if they carried news about him or his party.
“Several owners of big channels, their editors were showing me the filthy abuses that he [Joshi] sends them,” claimed Kejriwal, who is the convenor of the party. “Will do this if you show Kejriwal, will do that if you show Kejriwal. There is no need to give air time to Aam Aadmi Party. You are misusing your channel.”
Joshi is the officer on special duty for communications and information technology in the prime minister’s office.
बंद करो मीडिया को धमकी देना। ऐसे देश कैसे तरक़्क़ी करेगा? pic.twitter.com/3XbeoyrAfR
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 18, 2022
The Delhi chief minister asked Joshi to stop threatening the media. “If these editors share the screenshots of Joshi’s messages, both the prime minister and his advisor will not be in a position to show their faces to…