Journalists Locked Up As Yogi Adityanath Visits Hospital? Officials Deny
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to a hospital in Moradabad over the weekend has triggered controversy as a group of local journalists who were at the spot alleged that they were locked up in a room to prevent them from asking tough questions.…
The journalists had alleged that ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit, they were locked up in an emergency room for two hours, reported news agency IANS. They also alleged said that District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Singh posted guards outside the gate to ensure that they could not come out during the Chief Minister’s visit on Saturday.
Half-an-hour after the Chief Minister left, Mr Singh allegedly came and unlocked the gate, holding the journalists responsible for the confinement. He also asked mediapersons not to visit the district hospital.…
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