BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra gave a call to boycott Congress scion and MP Rahul Gandhi. He made these comments responding on Congress party’s recent decision to boycott several popular media personalities, who were perceived as anti-Congress and pro-BJP journalists.
Sambit Patra gave a call to Congress party to first boycott Rahul Gandhi instead of boycotting media journalists. He stressed that, if Congress party has to get benefitted, then it should first boycott its leader Rahul Gandhi who is inefficient and move on, instead of targeting media journalists. The firebrand Sambit Patra also reasoned that Congress has a history of attacking the media. He said that even Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi have brought in laws to curb media freedom and targeted the media in the past.
Sambit Patra also expressed concern over the safety of journalists boycotted by the Congress party, as they may be exposed to unknown threats due to the targeting of the Opposition party. Congress has boycotted popular journalists like Arnab Gosami, Sudhir Chaudhary, Navika Kumar and others, deciding not to speak to them or attend their debates or news shows.