While addressing a press conference in Kolkata, when asked about the illegal arrest of Arnab, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “I have expressed my stance on Twitter. No party or government should suppress press freedom. However, this has been Congress’ culture since the Emergency. We are against this. My party has also condemned this strongly.”
Earlier, on Wednesday, the Union Home Minister had critically slammed the Congress and the MVA Government in Maharashtra as the state police arrested Arnab Goswami. Taking to Twitter, Shah remarked that Congress and its allies had ‘shamed’ democracy once again, adding that the attack on Republic TV and Arnab Goswami is an attack on the fourth pillar of democracy.