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Delhi Police Raid on NewsClick Reflects Central Government’s Autocratic Stance, Says Dinesh Gundu Rao

Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister for Health and AICC In-Charge Secretary for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, criticized the recent raid by Delhi Police on NewsClick media, stating that it symbolizes the Central government’s autocratic mindset. Rao argued that NewsClick had spotlighted the Union government’s failures during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the repealed agricultural laws.

He further noted the Central government’s increasing intolerance of criticism, employing various agencies to target both political opponents and media outlets. Rao emphasized that these raids were an attempt to silence the media and create fear, particularly as elections draw near, with the government seeking to eliminate media houses that expose its shortcomings.