Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the media of boycotting the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra as it entered the state on Monday.
“Rahul Gandhi’s positive yatra, positive thinking… there is no violence. If you don’t show such a yatra, then you are failing in your duty to the nation,” he told reporters.
“It is the duty of the media to show it [the march],” he said.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra began which has so far covered seven states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka, is aimed at countering the politics of division espoused by the Bharatiya Janata Party, according to the grand old party.
Gehlot went on to say: “You forward the details and information. But I want to ask those who are trying to block the coverage. Will you not show such a massive programme? Media is the fourth pillar of the state.”
“History won’t forgive you. You have made it a joke,” he added.