“Arnab Goswami has been arrested in a very private case. His arrest has nothing to do with politics or journalism,” the editorial in Saamana read.
After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders accused the Maharashtra government of imposing emergency and dictatorship over the arrest of Republic TV owner and editor Arnab Goswami, the Shiv Sena advised the national party “to stop chest-beating over a clown” in an editorial of its mouthpiece Saamana.
“Arnab Goswami has been arrested in a very private case. His arrest has nothing to do with politics or journalism. Goswami is no Tilak-Agarkar. So stop crying, beating your chest for a play. Only then will the law prevail in Maharashtra,” the editorial in Saamana read.
Giving the reference of Ramayana, the editorial says: The people of BJP’s Maharashtra have raised the issue of emergency-like situation in Maharashtra. Surprisingly, the pair should also be joined by experienced sages from the Delhi government. As soon as Sita was accused, Shri Rama also brought the time of ordeal on Sita. That was utopia. Did Sita’s ordeal mean an emergency or a dictatorship for today’s Rama?”
“Once upon a time, ‘Congress’ grass was considered as a useless product. Political opponents at the time said that it was not only useless but also very offensive. His behaviour is that the present BJP should drink the same grass twice a day,” the Sena said.
Taking a jibe at the style of journalism performed by Arnab Goswami, the Sena said: “What kind of journalism do Arnab Goswami and his news channel perform? And it is known to the world who is behind their betrayal. In simple language, what is called betel journalism is the same. Like Tilak-Agarkar, Goswami wrote anti-government writings. So this is not a case where the government caught them in the act.”