Srinagar, May 08(KMW): A video of BJP functionary distributing envelopes among reporters has surfaced on social media sites after the Press Club of Leh accused the BJP of trying to bribe reports.
In the CCTV clip, BJP legislator Vikram Randhawa is seen distributing envelopes among journalists in the presence of the party’s state unit chief Ravinder Raina.
On Friday, members of the Press Club in Leh had written to the local election officer, accusing Mr Raina of trying to bribe journalists at Hotel Singge Palace where he addressed a press conference the day before.
BJP has denied the allegations. The party said the lawmaker was handing out invites to the journalists for Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s rally in the region. It said it will sue the journalists for defamation.
Responding to the accusations, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti said, “Despite solid proof why is there radio silence regarding the matter?”