In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party’s supporters have raised objections against Outlook magazine’s latest issue with a cover story on UP’s CM Akhilesh Yadav, calling him the country’s worst CM. This has enraged SP men who have set copies of the magazine on fire in many cities of UP.
Sunil Kumar Yadav of SP said that media is doing biased reporting. Reporters in Mumbai & Delhi who are away from the ground realities are filing stories. Without consulting the government or the party to get their views, such stories are being printed and this has caused fury among party workers, he said.
"Outlook's Editor-in-Chief Krishna Prasad said that political parties and leaders should be mature in their responses, and their reactions should be dignified even in the face of criticism. The Samajawadi Party response to the Outlook cover story underlines the point being sought to be made by the magazine."