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Govt. believes in total freedom of press: Naidu

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Union Parliamentary Minister M. on Friday silenced critics who have been slamming the for curbing the freedom of press and said that the media is free to express its view under the (BJP) regime.

Further asserting that here is no media gagging under Prime Minister Modi's rule Naidu said that the press was only suppressed in rule

"The is committed to the total freedom of press and expression and there is no gag on it in the country. The only time media was gagged was during the Emergency. There is no such thing now," said Naidu.

"That the agenda of the is to create awareness about the development initiatives undertaken that had ability to transform lives of people and fulfil the aspirations of emerging New and Young India," he added.

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