BJP Accuses BBC of ‘Venomous’ Reporting on India, Opposition Says I-T Raids Obvious

 - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: As the Income Tax officials begin ‘survey’ at the BBC offices in the national capital and Mumbai on Tuesday, the Opposition parties targeted the Centre and claimed they were not surprised and they had seen this coming. The British broadcaster was caught in the crosshairs of the government after airing the ‘India: The Modi Question’ — a two-part documentary series putting spotlight on PM Modi’s leadership during 2002 Godhra riots.

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra took potshots at the BJP government and said I-T raids are being conducted at BBC office while the Chairman of Adani Group was served ‘farsaan’ (snacks) when he visited the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) office. Adani Group has been accused of accounting fraud and manipulating stocks by the US-based short-seller Hindenburg firm. 

Reacting to the I-T raids, the senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the Centre should have directed its attention towards probing the Adani issue but it is going after the international news network. 

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said the government’s action against the British broadcaster was obvious. 

Meanwhile, the BJP has slammed the BBC network and called it ‘the most corrupt organisation in the world’ and also targeted Congress saying the grand old party supports ‘anti-India’ narratives. BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia told the reporters that the BBC was unleashing ‘venomous’ reporting against India. 

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