New Delhi, Aug 16: Public Broadcaster Doordarshan on Wednesday has refuted the allegations of censoring Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s Independence day speech.
As per the letter shared by news agency ANI, the news unit of local station of Doordarshan at Agartala has given wide coverage to the public address of Tripura CM and the development activities of the state.
Doordarshan refutes allegation of blackout of Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech. pic.twitter.com/5Jwos7QXH0
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2017
It further added on August 15, Doordarshan also gave wide coverage to Chief Minister’s Independence day programme and telecast running to 29 minutes and 5 seconds.
Earlier in a day, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar salaamed national broadcaster Prasar Bharati for not airing his Independence Day speech and termed it an “undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step”.
Prior to this, the left government in Tripura shared an email from the Prasar Bharati, which stated that a “collective decision” was taken to not broadcast CM’s speech with the content that was provided and advised to reshape it.
In a tweet CPM(M) also alleged that its an insult to people of Tripura and constitutional rights of the State.