Congress MP Manickam Tagore urges Lok Sabha Speaker to lift Covid restrictions on journalists covering Parliament | India News


Congress MP Manickam Tagore on Sunday said he has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, urging him to lift the Covid restrictions on journalists covering Parliament.

In a post on 'X', he shared a copy of his letter to Birla dated June 27.

“Have written to Hon'ble @LokSabhaSpeaker to lift COVID restrictions on journalists covering Parliament. Established journalists are being restricted in the name of restrictions. Time to restore media access and give them their due place,” Tagore said in the post.

In a letter to Birla, he said several journalists, many of whom have been covering Parliament for over a decade, were facing restrictions in the name of Covid-19 protocols.

“Preventing them from accessing Parliament not only hampers their professional duties but also prevents the flow of accurate information to the public. In the interest of maintaining the democratic ethos of our country, it is imperative that all accredited journalists are allowed to cover the proceedings without any hindrance,” the Congress MP said in the letter.

Festive offer

Tagore said, “I urge you to reconsider the current restrictions and allow full access to all accredited journalists. Such a move will strengthen our commitment to a free press and ensure that our democracy remains strong and transparent.”

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