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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First Published on: February 25, 2014 2:16 am
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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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                    sanna
                    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:06 am
                    its social media who is promoting the name and fame of the leaders and sinde said it correct that social media is corrupt and maniting the people against the good leader with out any proof and conclusions...
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                      Satish Chandra
                      Feb 25, 2014 at 2:45 am
                      The deaths of Rajiv and Indira did not matter, only the crimes against Satish Chandra matter. Both partited in the CIA’s crimes against me and both were killed by CIA-RAW because of my influence on them. I was the target in killing them; they themselves did not matter. Nehru was a lifelong British agent, Indira and Rajiv worked for the CIA and so do all Indian politicians. Narendra Modi should be whipped and hanged for giving a bouquet of roses to an American diplomat in exchange for a strip search and cavity search of an Indian diplomat. P. Chidambaram should be whipped and hanged for speaking positively about Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist and greatest Indian of all time was publicly tortured for being an Indian. The Italian woman and son should be whipped and hanged for partiting in crimes against him with the help of the CIA’s 24-hour satellite surveillance of him for the past 37 years. Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee should be whipped and hanged for ociating with CIA-RAW agent Hazare, a follower of M. K. hi who was a lifelong British agent and a homoual who wrote to his white master “How completely you have taken possession of my body; it is slavery with a vengeance”. You do not shake hands with any representative of a country whose potion will be made to eat one another till no one remains alive. Filthy s Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram and Raghuram Rajan made India a beggar and slave at the G-20 urging “advanced nations, like the US, to take heed of countries vulnerable to the stimulus withdrawal” and “advanced nations must recognise the impact of their monetary policy decisions on other economies and "be prepared to act if things get out of kilter" “. Why? Because “The reduction in stimulus, known as tapering, may affect capital flows to emerging markets and impact their currencies”. Why do you want to give ownership and control of India to foreign enemies when India has all the investment capital it wants by simply printing the money which is what the U.S. is doing stealing my proposal about money -- see ‘How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year or More’ : HowIndiasEconomyCanGrowDOTblogspotDOTcom ? These filthy s Manmohan Singh and Raghuram Rajan must also be whipped and hanged along with filthy s Amartya Sen, Subramanian Swamy -- who were both brought to Harvard and one of them given a Nobel prize expressly to provide cover for the crimes against me -- and anyone else in public life you can think of. It is not too late to whip and hang filthy s Vajpayee and George Fernandes both of whom have been faking illness and an inability to speak to avoid answering questions about their partition in the CIA’s crimes against me. Nor is it too late to whip and hang filthy Ram Jethmalani, who was also brought to Harvard to provide cover for crimes against me and rewarded with a half a million dollar per year law practice and filthy L. K Advani who, while Home Minister, was brought, under pain of being prosecuted for the Babri Masjid demolition, to C.I.A. Headquarters to make India’s Home Ministry a partint in the C.I.A.’s crimes against me. Filthy Kejriwal wants to provide a few services at lower rates but my proposal about money shows how to provide all goods and services free of charge to everyone. Filthy M. Karunanidhi should be whipped and hanged; he was having Indian currency printed in China with the help of the Reserve Bank of India chief to provide some freebies to the people of Tamil Nadu as I described in my press releases but kept the crimes against me covered up otherwise everything could be provided free of charge to everyone in India. Filthy Jayalalitha should be whipped and hanged for saying she has a vision for India but keeping quiet about the crimes against me because of which India will remain poor, weak and enslaved despite her vision. IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom9:45pm
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                        Prasad
                        Feb 26, 2014 at 1:42 am
                        This guy is not only corrupt, but he has also gone mad. Seems all Congress people are losing their coordinates before the elections after 10 years of mis and corrupt governance.
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                          Sonam Singh
                          Feb 25, 2014 at 6:52 am
                          When media defends the utterly indefensible, it becomes unreasonable and arrogan, And they are doing that such a non sense activity...
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                            Sonam Singh
                            Feb 25, 2014 at 5:49 am
                            in last four month why india media face up only AAP and BJP party, they have right to show the truth not to make any controversy among patys
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                              Subramanian Venkatraman
                              Feb 25, 2014 at 4:28 am
                              Shinde has no business to threaten anyone; he is the Home Minister and should rather take action not talk about action.
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