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Guidelines to stop fake news: Yashwant Sinha says it could not have been issued without approval of PM

Guidelines to stop fake news: Yashwant Sinha says it could not have been issued without approval of PM
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New Delhi: Former Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha talking about the “guidelines to stop fake news” said that it could not have been issued without PM Modi’s approval.

According to the report published in The Economic Times, Mr. Sinha said that he cannot accept that PM Modi was not aware of the development in Information and Broadcast Ministry.

Talking about the judges of Supreme Court, he said that senior-most judges of the apex court had expressed their difference of opinion with their Chief and the government which is very strange.

When asked about anti-BJP front for 2019 General Elections, he said that to preserve democracy which is under threat, political parties must forget everything else. He also cited the example of 1977.

During the interview, he also expressed his views about SC/ST Anti Atrocities Act. and termed the issue as a sensitive one.

It may be mentioned that earlier, to crack down on fake news, the Centre has come up with a few guidelines for the journalists, according to which, upon publishing such news might lead to a possible suspension or cancellation of the press accreditation given to them.