Hyderabad: Questions raised by the opposition party leaders in Hyderabad has opened up a new dimension to the reason behind the ban of TV9 and ABN Andhrajyothi in Telangana. If, the facts mentioned in their questions happened to be true, then it will be the real example of rot in the system of our democracy which shows, how a state administration can use the system for its vested interest motives.
TDP leader T Revanth Reddy known for his sharp and stinging straight forward remarks has fired a salvo against KCR. He asked if the CM is wreaking a personal vengeance against media to safe zone his own media business in Telangana and also as to why the CM is adamant over banning the ABN and TV9 in Telangana. Revanth said that no other state ever dared to indulge in such an action.
He also lambasted the CM on the way of handling the female journalists protest on Tuesday stating “It’s a black day because women journos were ill treated by T government when they protested against govt demanding restoration of ABN and TV9 telecast in the state”.
Revanth also added that “to protect interests of news channel “T-news” and the news paper ‘Namaste Telangana’ which are floated by him and his associates, the Chief Minister is resorting to banning of ABN and TV9 in the state.
This sounds logical because of the fact that, despite AP market being flooded with dozens of News Channels, TV9 and ABN Andhrajyothi are prominent players due to the quality and credibility of their news coverage. Sources confirm that the combined viewership of these two news channels will have a sizable amount of audience which will be more that of all other news channels in the market.
He also raised a logical question stating “why the CM wouldn’t hold a meeting with the MSOs if he is not behind the entire drama” to find a solution despite directions from TDSAT. The loud mouthed TDP leader signed off saying, “Telangana is the 29th state of India and not another country, maybe KCR is thinking he is owner of a state and treating it as his own empire, but people have elected him to be just the watchman for the state.”