Chhattisgarh Speaker wants training for journalists

Chhattisgarh Speaker wants training for journalists

Express News Service | Raipur | Posted: September 27, 2014 1:14 am
Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Gauri Shankar Agarwal wants to hold a “training programme for journalists” so that they do not raise questions that can “adversely affect the image of the state”. “I’ve proposed a programme for Chhattisgarh journalists as they must know the protocol of raising appropriate questions. What questions should be asked, which (issues) enhance the image of the state and which questions can damage its image… I will call local journalists to undergo training for a day or two and invite journalists from Delhi as well,” Agarwal said. His remarks come days after the Union Minister of State Vishnu Deo Dai asked a TV reporter to “get out” after he asked about the condition of schools in his area. Journalists have condemned Agarwal’s statement. Agarwal was recently in a controversy when news surfaced that he continued to illegally occupy 4.5 acre government plot in Raipur. While the BJP admitted that he “committed a mistake,”  the government defended the Governor saying “it was an old issue”.

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