Many of the Congress leaders bashed TV anchor Arnab Goswami for his insulting remarks aimed at party president Sonia Gandhi during a discussion on the Palghar lynching incident in which three persons, including two sadhus were killed by a mob.
Party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that it was “deeply disgraceful that PM and BJP eulogise this brand of TV anchors”.
While former Karnatka chief minister Siddaramaiah tweeted that “#ArnabGoswami & @republic are examples of how NOT to do journalism”.
Surjewala tweeted about the incident, “Let PM remember that Sonia Gandhi has spent over 50 years of life in India, serving the country and being a witness to sacrifice of her mother-in-law and husband. But your favourite abusive anchors won’t bat an eyelid before hurling filth. Silence is acquiescence, Mr PM!”.
This incident occured when Arnab during a discussion on the Palghar incident, remarked on her Italian origin saying, “I think Sonia is happy in her heart that saints are being attacked in a state where she has formed the government.
In the mean time, cases have been filed by youth Congress leaders against the TV presenter in several states such as Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Senior Congress leader and Punjab Chief Minister said, “Ridiculous attack by Arnab Goswami on Sonia Gandhi Ji in derogatory language is totally shameful and unacceptable. She was 22-years-old when she came to India and has been living here for 52 years, of which she has dedicated most of her life to the service of the country,”
The tweet that attracted the most attention was from Rajasthan Chief Minister who said, “Attack on mrs Sonia Gandhi by Arnab Goswami is highly condemnable. He has gone insane and crossed all limits, he should be ashamed of himself . I must ask the Editors guild – isn’t this all time low for journalism ? Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar must sack him immediately.”