Javadekar also took potshots at Chidambaram for his comments on Kashmir that stating there is no "freedom" in the Valley.
"There was no freedom in 1975, when press freedom was abolished in the country and censorship was brought in," Javadekar hit back, referring to the dark phase of Emergency that was imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
"Today, all newspapers are getting printed on a daily basis... They print what they wish to," Javadekar said.
He also said that there is no restriction on movement of journalists into the Valley. "Today Kashmir is on its way to development," he added.
Replying to allegations of "man made" economic slowdown levelled by Chidambaram, Javadekar termed the economy under Congress-led UPA as "high inflation, low growth economy". He reminded the skyrocketing prices during the UPA era, adding that the current onion price hike was a "temporary difficulty".