AP government sent legal notices to Eenadu, AJ
Ramoji, Radhakrishna are under the radar
As said earlier, the government of Andhrapradesh has serviced legal notices for to media houses for publishing news , with an intention of defaming the image of the state. Two major new papers, Andhra Jyothi, and Eenadu have been served legal notices by the government, which are working in support of Telugu Desam and to protect the interests of Chandrababu Naidu.
The two Telugu news papers have published the statements of TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, who made allegations of irregularities in the civil supplies, and mining departments recently. The government has considered the publishing the damaging news and notices were served on Eenadu founder Ramoji Rao and editor for Andhra edition M Nageshwar Rao, along with Andhra Jyothy MD VemuriRadhakrishna and editor K Srinivas.
One notice was given by civil supplies commissioner Kona Sasidhar on behalf of the government for publishing Naidu’s allegations that the contract for making and supply of carry bags for fine rice was awarded to a firm which belonged to Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Another notice was swerved by principal secretary, mining, Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, for publishing CBNs statement alleging that the department had restored mining leases to Jagan’s firm Saraswati Mining Company in violation of rules.
The government state that criminal action would be taken against Ramoji Rao and Radhakrishna and their editors, if they don’t publish on open apology for publishing the false news.