Bhopal: BJP has complained against the newspaper National Herald for publishing news that according to BJP was based on fake audio and was done intentionally to damage image of the party. A delegation led by union minister Dharmendra Pradhan met the chief electoral officer and lodged a formal complaint and demanded action against the publisher Associate Journal. BJP had filed a complaint against it with the Press Council of India as well.
BJP has said in its complaint that National Herald published a story based on a fake audio between BJP state president Rakesh Singh and party member Mukesh Tandon on November 24. The complaint said that the National Herald published the news without confirming if the audio was genuine or fake.
BJP had already complained against the said audio tape on November 22. Herald published it despite knowing that there has been a complaint against the audio. BJP said that Rahul Gandhi is the main shareholder of the media house and the news had been published at his behest to cause damage to BJP. CEO VL Kantha Rao confirmed that he has received the complaint and added that it has been sent to Election Commission of India for further action.