UP promised Ram Raj, got Gunda Raj: Rahul Gandhi on journalist murder
New Delhi : Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has slammed BJP government over the murder of a journalist and said that the people were promised Ram Raj, instead they have been provided Gunda Raj.
He also condoled the death of Ghaziabad-based journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot in the head by criminals on Monday night and died because of the injuries early this morning.
Vikram Joshi had filed a complaint with the police alleging harassment of his niece on July 16.
"Journalist Vikram Joshi was killed for opposing the molestation of his niece. My condolences to the bereaved family. The promise was of giving 'Ram Raj', but gave 'Gundaraj'," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Another Congress leader Ahmed Patel tagged the murder of journalist as the murder of democracy, law and order.
"It is also a grim reminder of how the media has been systematically intimidated since the last six years," he alleged on Twitter.
"Our condolences to the family of Mr Joshi. We stand behind fearless journalism," he said.