CHANDIGARH, January 2: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today assured the cable operators across Punjab not to get bullied down by the Fastway Cables and do their job professionally. He said, it was a matter of few days more when the company will have to follow the legal rules and regulations which it has been flouting so far with all impunity.
He warned the company against harassing the cable operators as also the selective airing of the television channels which amounted to infringing the freedom of speech. He said, the Congress government will take legal action against the Fastway Cables for grave violation of the law.
Responding to a plea submitted to him by the cable operators of Punjab, Capt Amarinder told them that he and his party stood by their right to air the television channels freely without any prejudice or fear. “We are living in a democracy and everybody has the freedom of speech and expression and when somebody tries to infringe upon this right we promise we take all the action according to the law”, he said.
The PCC President also urged the Election Commission of India to take strict note of the violation of rules by the Fastway Cables under the patronage of the state government.