Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on August 08 attacked Congress and Rahul Gandhi over NewsClick row and said he should apologise. He said, “All I would like to say Congress ka haath ‘NewsClick’ ke saath, ‘NewsClick’ ke upar China ka haath. Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the nation and say how did Rajiv Gandhi Foundation took money from China and where it was used. He should apologise as China funds NewsClick. Why did he support it? He should tell the country who are the people who provided the funding and what was the compulsion that Congress was seen standing with ‘NewsClick’. Earlier on August 08, while addressing a press conference Anurag Thakur alleged that China had signed an agreement with the Congress party and made payments to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation during the regime of the UPA.US-based newspaper The New York Times had in a recent report stated that one person identified as Neville Roy Singham by the daily as a socialist benefactor of far-left causes, has worked closely with the Chinese government media machine and is financing the Chinese propaganda worldwide.