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Modi govt can't tolerate even slightest criticism: Ashok Gehlot on Dainik Bhaskar raids

The Income Tax Department on Thursday conducted raids against the Dainik Bhaskar group and the Uttar Pradesh-based Hindi news channel Bharat Samachar in multiple cities over alleged tax evasion.

Published: 22nd July 2021 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2021 03:02 PM   |  A+A-

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday slammed the Income Tax raids at the offices of media houses, terming them as an attempt to suppress their voice.

The Income Tax Department on Thursday conducted raids against two prominent media groups, Dainik Bhaskar and Uttar Pradesh-based Hindi news channel Bharat Samachar, in multiple cities on charges of tax evasion, official sources said.

FULL STORY | Income department raids multiple premises of media group Dainik Bhaskar

Gehlot charged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government cannot tolerate even the slightest criticism.

"Income tax raid on the offices of Dainik Bhaskar newspaper and Bharat Samachar news channel is an attempt to suppress the media.

Modi government cannot tolerate even the slightest criticism.

This is the fascist mentality of BJP which does not like to see the mirror of truth in democracy," Gehlot said in a tweet.

He charged that by taking such action, the Modi government wants to send a message to media houses that if they are not in their favour then their voice will be crushed.



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