Maharashtra Minister refutes Congress' role in attacking journalist Arnab Goswami

Published: 23rd April 2020 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2020 11:30 AM   |  A+A-

Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.


NAGPUR: Maharashtra Energy Minister Dr Nitin Raut on Thursday denied any role of the Congress party in the attack on Republic TV editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami. He added that the latter has tried to insult Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi by using indecent language.

"I don't think that any Congress worker can attack him because Congress has never worked in this manner. The party that has been created by the father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi has maintained both moderation and balance since the beginning," said Raut.

ALSO READ: Two arrested in connection with attack on journalist Arnab Goswami, his wife in Mumbai

"But the way he (Goswami) has tried to insult Congress President by using indecent language, is not only an insult of a woman but of the entire nation. Who gave this right to him? He has lost his mental stability. He does not deserve to be a TV anchor," the Congress leader added.

ALSO READ: FIR against Arnab Goswami in Chhattisgarh for creating animosity between communities

He added that the Congress will be filing a complaint with the Editors Guild of India calling for action against Goswami.

"We condemn the incident but the way he has given the statement is to provoke people," said Raut.

Two persons were arrested on Thursday morning for allegedly attacking Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and his wife Samyabrata Ray in Mumbai. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp