New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, several politicians on Wednesday condemned actor Mohan Babu’s indecent gesture towards a reporter and said there can’t be any excuse for assaulting the media.
The actor pushed a journalist of a leading English channel when the scribe asked former home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to respond to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Nirbhaya documentary.
BJP leader Nalin Kohli said the media’s job is to ask questions and added that there cannot be any excuse for assaulting the media.
“Of course, people may raise or have issues related to their privacies, non-intrusion may be there. So, I would say that is condemnable. Nobody should assault the media. They are doing its job,” he added.
Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary also echoed similar sentiments and appealed for self-regulation of the media and general public.
“I am not aware what the facts are. The media, public, people have a relationship that sometimes go this way or sometimes go that way. Violence in general that we do not approve of and it would be best if we could regulate our self and see that we do not step on each others’ toes,” she said.