AAP leader Ashutosh slams action on him, questions media

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh, who is under attack for his controversial blog defending sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, on Tuesday said the police case against him was an “infringement” on his right to freedom of expression. In a barrage of tweets, he also hit out at the media saying it was indulging in “vulturisation” and “doing embedded journalism”.

“Atmosphere is created where critical analysis of history not allowed, freedom of expression will be crushed, voice of dissent suppressed. Registering police cases against me is an infringement on my fundamental right to freedom of expression mandated by Constitution,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

“Even media is not interested in finding the truth, indulging into vulturisation and doing embedded journalism,” he said. Following the blog post, the NCW summoned the AAP spokesperson.

“We have asked him to come on September 8. This is in response to what we feel is a very reprehensible and demeaning blog Ashutosh wrote, where he defended a man accused of rape,” NCW chairperson said.