He also condoled the death of Ghaziabad-based journalist who was shot in the head by criminals on Monday night and died because of the injuries today
NEW DELHI| Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the killing of a journalist and said people were promised “Ram Raj” but got “Gundaraj” instead.
He also condoled the death of Ghaziabad-based journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot in the head by criminals on Monday night and died because of the injuries early this morning. Vikram Joshi had filed a complaint with the police alleging harassment of his niece on July 16.
He said in a tweet (In Hindi), “Journalist Vikram Joshi was killed for opposing the molestation of his niece. My condolences to the bereaved family. The promise was of giving ‘Ram Raj‘, but gave ‘Gundaraj‘.”
अपनी भांजी के साथ छेड़छाड़ का विरोध करने पर पत्रकार विक्रम जोशी की हत्या कर दी गयी। शोकग्रस्त परिवार को मेरी सांत्वना।
वादा था राम राज का, दे दिया गुंडाराज।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 22, 2020
Congress leader Ahmed Patel said the killing of the journalist is shocking and another example of the breakdown of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.
He alleged on Twitter, “It is also a grim reminder of how the media has been systematically intimidated since the last six years.”
“Our condolences to the family of Mr Joshi. We stand behind fearless journalism,” he said.