Will not mess with Fastway

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/07/2017

 Contrary to the stand taken by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu, who is now a minister in Capt Amarinder Singh's government, the CM has said he would not like to go on a "witch hunt" against Fastway cable company which had been monopolising the cable TV network in the state with the blessings of the Badal government. In a statement on July 6 he categorically ruled out any censorship against Fastway/PTC News or any other cable or media organisation, but made it clear that action would be taken against them if charges of tax violations by them are found true.He said that ending a monopoly did not mean blocking or imposing censorship on any channel or shutting down the operations of any cable network. It is in the interest of the people of Punjab to be exposed to multiple TV channels and they are mature enough to pick the most unbiased and neutral ones, he added. Navjot Sidhu, who had demanded a Vigilance Inquiry against Fastway, is  not going to be happy with the CM's stand.                                                         

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