Odisha Congress leaders file complaints against Arnab over remarks against Sonia

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Chief Niranjan Patnaik today filed a complaint against private news channel Editor Arnab Goswami and his associates accusing them of inciting public against Congress National President Sonia Gandhi and promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of religion.

In his complaint handed over Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi, the OPCC Chief said the program aired by the accused during a show on the news channel on April 24 has brought disrespect to the members of Congress party. The accused indulged in character assassinations of senior leaders of the Congress party, it read.

Patnaik further mentioned in his complaint that the programme aired by the accused does not have any substance and all the charges are far from truth.

“From the contents and visuals of the video it is clearly transpired that the accused has hatched a criminal conspiracy to spread hatred between the followers of the national political party, Hindu community and other religions with the sole motive to disrupt the harmony of the society by airing distorted facts,” the complaint read.

Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammed Moquim and Bolangir MLA Narasingha Mishra also lodged police complaints against Goswami.

Earlier in the day, Students’ wing of Odisha Congress filed a complaint against Goswami at the Capital police station in Bhubaneswar for his defamatory remarks against Sonia Gandhi.

Worth mentioning, two sadhus and their driver were lynched in Gadchinchle village in Palghar district of Maharashtra on April 6, 2020. Investigation to the case is on. But the programme aired by the private news channel on April 21 has created displeasure among the Congress leaders.

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