Media freedom intact under BJP rule: Javadekar

The media will have full freedom under the BJP rule, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said.

The senior BJP leader said he had spent several months in jail during the Emergency (1975-77), imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to uphold freedom of the press.

Addressing a press conference, Javadekar said media freedom remains intact under the BJP government.

"My father was a sub-editor in a media institution. I had spent 16 months of my youth in jail for freedom of the press during the Emergency.

"I assure you that freedom of media under our rule will remain intact," he said.