Following Centre's order to 'NDTV India' to go off air for one day on November 9 over its Pathankot coverage, many politicians from opposition parties have criticised the move. Here's a roundup.
NDTV India ban is "shocking and unprecedented," says Rahul Gandhi.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticised the central government for putting a one day ban on a Hindi news channel and said it showed that an "emergency-like situation" prevailed in the country.
"NDTV ban is shocking. If Government had issues with Pathankot coverage, there are provisions available. But ban shows an Emergency-like attitude," Banerjee said in a statement.
Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
"NDTV India ordered off the air, opposition leaders detained for wanting to show solidarity with family of dead solider.
"Achhe din anyone?" Omar wrote on twitter
Sanjay Jha, national spokesperson, Indian National Party
If @Ndtv India can be banned for Pathankot coverage, Prime Minister Modi must resign for inviting ISI-composed Pakistan investigation team.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) November 4, 2016
Ahmed Patel, MP
The Government's decision to ban NDTV India smacks of authoritarianism and intimidation— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) November 4, 2016