Katju remark absolutely true: CPI-ML

Patna: CPI(ML) Bihar state secretary Nand Kishore Prasad today described as `absolutely true` Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju`s comment on press freedom in Bihar.

"Katju`s remarks on freedom of press under attack in Bihar is absolutely near truth", Prasad said here in a press statement. The media is passing through the "most bad phase" in Bihar under Nitish Kumar`s rule, he claimed.

The policy on advertisements adopted by the Nitish Kumar government had adversely affected freedom of expression as media houses have been `compelled to bow down before the government which is most dangerous for democracy`, he added.