KCR is playing a dangerous game to appease Telangana media and keep the AP media at a distance and using the diplomatic strategy of ‘dinner politics’ to woo his followers in media.
On Saturday evening KCR hosted dinner to nearly 400 persons from the journalists community who included all big names in print and electronic media circles. Many of them vied with each other to catch KCR’s attention, though he remained aloof to their moves and kept the seemandhra media heads at a distance.
Even TV9’s honcho CEO Ravi Prakash was there trying to be friendly with KCR and curry favors. Ravi is hauled up in court and the ban on TV9 is hurting him badly. So were the Kominenis. Noticeable absent were from the Sakshi stable and other up country channels and papers.
What did KCR achieve by hosting a dinner on a Saturday night? It was touted as a compensation for senior writers and scribes who had waited long for his first cabinet briefing on Wednesday – a three and half hour wait. Even there KCR did not loose his sting and attacked seemandhra media person s for being heavily one sided and against Telangana. Without naming news channels and papers said ‘All of you will be shocked when I come out with my policies which will prove you wrong, same as in the election outcome’. s