The Bharatiya Janata Party slammed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on restricting the media in the state. The state president of Telangana BJP G Kishan Reddy said in the Assembly, “If you think that any media group is in the wrong, you can initiate action as per law. But you are trying to terrorise the media with threats. You have created situation in which the media cannot function freely. You said in Warangal that you will bury the media 10 km deep”.
Speaking on the attacks on the media, Mr. Reddy said, “Attacks on media offices and journalists have increased in rural areas. Your cadres think that this is the policy of the TRS government and they too follow it if anything negative is reported against them in the media”.
Kishan Reddy also hit out at KCR for not responding on MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s comment in the Lok Sabha. “It is highly objectionable to say that the steering of a democratically-elected government is under the control of a leader of another party. Despite this, the government had neither bothered to deny nor respond to these remarks. Does it not send a wrong signal to the people?” asked Mr. Reddy.