Sholapur: Stoking a controversy, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde threatened to “crush” the electronic media, alleging a section of it was unnecessarily provoking the Congress party by indulging in “false propaganda” against it.
The outburst by Shinde, a Congress leader who hails from Maharashtra's Sholapur district, came at a Youth Congress event here last evening.
Shinde, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Sholapur, alleged that since the last four months a section of the electronic media is “manipulating” news about him and his party and warned it would be “crushed” if this kind of reportage is not stopped immedidately.
“What is happening in the electronic media largely I am aware of it. In the last four months there have been efforts by the media to provoke us (Congress). We will crush such elements in the electronic media, which are indulging in false propaganda, if it did not stop” he said.