Telangana State MSO president Subash Reddy stated that the “telecast of TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothi channels in Telangana will be halted.” Subhash said that it would come into force from Sunday 5 PM.
This is the reaction following the flak from a section of Telangana political leaders against TV9 for airing programme (Bullet News) that intend to “demean” Members of Legislative House. It came into limelight when Chief Minister KCR raised the topic in the Assembly. He also alleged that ABN Andhra Jyothi is “deliberately showcasing Telangana Government in poor light”. KCR vowed to take stern action against these two channels in the House. The members of Telangana Legislative Assembly, Council has handed over the issue to Speaker and Council Chairman to take further action against two channels. While the matter is pending, MSO president Subhas Reddy stated to stop the telecast of two popular news channels in the State. Is this a good trend to act personally against media?
Already, TV9 has tendered its apology on the issue. There is mixed reaction coming on the move by MSOs. Many social activists have condemned the “threatening” move by MSOs on public domains like Facebook, Twitter. They said imposing punishment for the responsible people is fine but totally stopping the telecast is not laudable, wrote an activist. Let’s see how far the issue goes.