Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said, that the media was full of armchair analysts who sat in the confines of newsrooms and passed judgment on politicians without understanding the difficulties of governance.
“These days you have people who sit in a newsroom and continue criticising politicians. Afterwards they go and empty their glasses,” Deshmukh said, while speaking at a public function in Latur.
Deshmukh has been facing criticism by the media after the Supreme Court passed strictures against him in a case related to moneylender in Vidarbha where hundreds of indebted farmers have committed suicides.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is still adamant on his views on the media. “How can I regret if I did not commit a mistake?” Pawar said at a function in Pune on Saturday. The occasion was release of a book on social revolutionaries in Maharashtra and the function was attended eminent scholar Dr Sadanand More and veteran journalist Dr Arun Tikekar.
About two weeks ago, Pawar had created controversy by criticising the media during his speech in Nanded.