To a question posed by actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan (Samajwadi Party), Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the growing trend of Radio Jockeys (RJs) mimicking Parliamentarians and their "double-meaning" talks is a serious issue.

Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha, Bachchan said the jockeys should make sure that their language and content does not mock the country's leaders.

"The jockeys should ensure their language and content is not objectionable. Those of us who are sitting inside the house should be respected. This mimicking and making fun of leaders is not correct," she said.

"I am not against satire but I am objecting to their language... it is not palatable to me," she added.
Reacting to it, Javadekar said, "We are considering what action to be taken."

The Minister also said the government was contemplating allowing private FM channels to broadcast "AIR news clips".
Javadekar said the government aims to raise the number of community radio channels to 700 from 243 now.
The Minister said the government was envisaging extension of private FM radio services to about 227 new cities in addition to 86 cities at present.

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