The growing trend of Radio Jockeys (RJs) impersonating Parliamentarians and their “double-meaning” talks is a serious issue, Information and Broadcasting Minister Praka Radio Jockeys sh Javadekar told Rajya Sabha on Thursday. He was answering to the question raised by the law-maker Jaya bachchan.
“Radio Jockeys are guilty of obscene jokes and mimicking members of parliament, are you going to do anything about it?” asked Jaya Bachchan, the member of the Rajya Sabha from Samajwadi Party.
The minister pointed out that there was an electronic media monitoring centre, said the Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar.
The minister also said the government is considering allowing the private FM channels to broadcast ‘AIR news clips’.
Javadekar said the government aims to raise the number of community radio channels to 700 from 243 now.