Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Tue 02nd March 2021 | 01:46 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd March, 2021) Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, a lawmaker from India's ruling BJP party, on Tuesday told Sputnik that he would seek a ban on BBC Hindi and BBC India for spreading "false propaganda" on COVID-19 vaccines and other issues.
In mid-January, BBC Hindi published a story on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and the report has been regularly appearing as a promo ad for the broadcaster on social media. Bagga on Tuesday re-shared a pro-government group's tweet that asked why BBC Hindi is promoting the January 18 report up to this day and said that "@BBCIndia @BBCHindi is Jihadi toolkit, should be ban ASAP [as soon as possible]"
"What is the agenda of promoting a story they did in January, why is BBC paying money to promote stories did two months ago which were fake anyway? Why are they so interested in highlighting the hesitancy among people about vaccines, which they published two months ago?" the lawmaker said.