Congress to gherao Doordarshan over airing of Bhagwat speech


New Delhi: Slamming the government for live telecast by Doordarshan of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur, Delhi Congress on Saturday said it will gherao the state broadcaster on Sunday to protest against the "misdeeds".

Chief spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said RSS was a controversial religious and political organisation and showing Bhagwat's address live on Doordarshan was not at all acceptable.

The live telecast of Bhagwat's address in Nagpur yesterday by Doordarshan stoked a controversy with almost all major opposition parties slamming the government for "misusing" the state broadcaster while BJP defended it.

"The Doordarshan is being saffronised. This is a very serious issue. Showing the speech live was an attempt to propagate a certain ideology," Sharma said.

He said scores of Congress MLAs, municipal councillors, leaders and workers will launch an agitation against the government and Doordarshan tomorrow.

"We will gherao the Doordarshan headquarters," he said.

The decision to launch the agitation was taken at a meeting of DPCC office bearers. The meeting was presided by DPCC president Arvinder Singh Lovely.

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