Sushil Kumar Shinde’s threat: Will crush ‘elements’ in media plotting against Cong

Shinde’s comments on Monday came after poll surveys by several news channels.

Pune | Updated: February 25, 2014 8:11 am
Shinde’s comments on Monday came after poll surveys by several news channels, both national and regional, predicted a lacklusture performance of the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls. PTI Shinde’s comments on Monday came after poll surveys by several news channels, both national and regional, predicted a lacklusture performance of the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls. PTI

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has threatened to “crush certain elements in the electronic media” for orchestrating “nasty designs” against the Congress party.

Shinde’s comments on Monday came after poll surveys by several news channels, both national and regional, predicted a lacklusture performance of the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls.

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“Certain section of the electronic media has opened a front against us for the last three to four months. It’s their (media’s) responsibility to report the truth. However, certain elements in the media are orchestrating nasty designs against us. Since I am also in charge of the intelligence wing, I know from where this is coming from. We will crush these elements in the electronic media,” said Shinde, addressing a Youth Congress rally in his home district Solapur in Maharashtra.

“We have been silently working on putting in place checks on them, but they have been running a nasty campaign against us. The media is trying to mislead people. The people will never forgive them,” he said.

Shinde added the Congress rivals were trying to malign Rahul Gandhi. “ The Opposition is trying to malign Rahul’s image as they did with his father Rajiv. The youth should not pay any heed.”

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    check
    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:56 am
    I don't support his threatening tune. I do say, media is not impartial, but promoting BJP, this is visible on many channels. Even the interviewers on channels are harsh on few and lineant on some. Even on every forum on internet, people are hired to work on comments and misguide the people.
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    Abhishek Bose
    Feb 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    threatening social media - sm at its best
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    PN
    Feb 25, 2014 at 4:47 am
    pagaal hai.... couldn't take the negativities against his masters
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    agaam
    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:07 am
    the electronic media is a medium by which the information can travel to any place and to every person and blaming it is not a correct choice. sinde have disapproved the social media
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    Anil goel
    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:05 am
    He belongs to the party where they used to say, 'Indira is India, India is Indira'...these cronies of the Indira family can never have anything good for India, nothing except scams, scams, scams...
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    Himanshu Rao
    Feb 25, 2014 at 6:12 am
    people have talked about the record growth that has been achieved in UPA gov ,the public is remembering the deceleration phase , they will support again congress, medias wrong imtion will not help to opposition..
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    kum
    Feb 26, 2014 at 6:25 am
    Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks on media: Just a diversion to take the national media's attention away from the congress party's illegal, undemocratic actions in Andhra Pradesh
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    Raj Sharma
    Feb 25, 2014 at 2:36 am
    Is Shinde openly threatening the media like the did?
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