Jagan team attempts to reach national media
For the first time in the last 8 months of the dispensation in AP, chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy’s government had made an attempt to reach out to the national media, which has been uncharitable to his government.
The way the chief minister met representative of four national dailies the other day in the camp office, appears to be an attempt to reach the national media, which has been biased against the government and managed by TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. While Naidu and his team has always been available at the disposal or the service of the national media, Jagan and his team did not make an attempt to reach them till now.
The reports appeared in the national media with Vijayawada base clearly shows that it had no access to the chief minister and his team for all these months, while the flow of information from the opposition camp was always at its disposal. The reports on the interaction with Jaganmohan Reddy in the four English dailies was clear and loud, giving an unbiased views of Jaganmohan Reddy and his government plans.
The reporters too have questioned the chief minister on the number of welfare schemes, the alarming financial situation, his plans to shift the capital, face the challenges and sentiments in Amaravati, the abolition of Legislative Council are some of the issues to be addressed by the chief minister as expected by the people. So far there has been one side information in the media and with this intervention, the second version had come out. It is now for the people to decide what is right and what is wrong.
Jaganmohan Reddy, as stated several times so far, may not be interested in managing the media like Chandrababu Naidu, but the chief minister should be available to the media and that availability started with a positive note. If this happens often in the years to come, whatever negative image that the national media has about Jaganmohan Reddy because of Chandrababu Naidu’s campaign, can be cleared in due course.
National media had been the strong weapon of the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu for all these years and that strong weapon is slowly slipping into the hands of Jaganmohan Reddy, for good.