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Abhishek Banerjee targets Modi over Madhya Pradesh journalist 'stripping' incident Abhishek Banerjee
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Abhishek Banerjee targets Modi over Madhya Pradesh journalist 'stripping' incident

IBNS | @indiablooms | 08 Apr 2022, 10:32 am

Kolkata/Bhopal/IBNS: Trinamool Congress (TMC) national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over an alleged incident where a journalist was stripped to underwear after he had covered a protest against a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Madhya Pradesh.

Banerjee, a TMC MP, tweeted, "The spectre of ‘ACHHE DIN’! Mr @narendramodi, in your dystopian NEW INDIA, suppressing has become the norm. Those who DARED TO PROTEST are ruthlessly humiliated.

"The use of state machinery for your NEFARIOUS AGENDAS has gone too far now. Disgraceful!"

In a post that has gone viral on social media, eight men including the journalist along with a YouTuber were seen stripped down to their undergarments at a local police station.

IBNS has not independently verified the post.

The journalist and YouTuber have alleged that they were also abused and beaten up.

The incident reportedly occurred in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Saturday.

The journalist went to cover the protest against BJP MLA Kedarnath Shukla and his son Kedar Guru Dutt, who were accused of abusing a theatre artist Neeraj Kunder using a fake Facebook profile.

Kanishka Tiwari, the journalist, has alleged that he and his cameraperson were arrested and charged with several charges, NDTV reported.

Tiwari claimed he along with others were kept in custody for 18 hours.