“Arvind Kejriwal has said that a section of media was implementing the agenda of Modi and BJP. His comments were directed against them. His comments were against those who distort news and resort to paid news,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh told a press conference here.

“Some channels have been running a campaign against us. We will take up the issue with the Election Commission and give them relevant proofs,” he added.

AAP spokesperson and former journalist Ashutosh, who was also present at the press conference, pointed out that a recent sting operation conducted by the party had shown that some of the agencies which conduct opinion polls before elections are willing to tweak their findings for money.

"No action has been taken against television channels and the opinion poll agencies yet," said Ashutosh, who is contesting from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat against Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal.

Interestingly, there were heated arguments between journalists and party leaders over the issue.

Journalist Ashish Khetan, who is AAP’s candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, also attacked the media. He said a section of the media was only promoting Modi and does not write critical stories against the Gujarat Chief Minister and his government.

Kejriwal kicked off a controversy by alleging that the media is ‘sold’ and ‘heavy amounts’ have been paid to promote Modi.

The former Delhi chief minister later denied having made the accusation against the media after his remarks came under sharp criticism from the Congress, BJP and CPI.


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