Media houses and journalist unions should support Mallanna: Gudur

Hyderabad, October 13 (Maxim News): BJP state senior leader Gudur Narayana Reddy on Wednesday urged the media houses and the journalist unions to raise their voice against repeated arrests of Teenmar Mallanna and protest his continuous detention.

In a media statement, he said that the media houses and journalist unions should question the oppressive attitude of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao. If not ,attacks on press freedom and fundamental rights would continue in the state. The journalists should come together to protect fellow journalist Mallanna from the oppressions of the government.

He said that Teenmar Mallanna was arrested by the police on August 27 and he was in judicial custody for the past 47 days. He said that the police have arrested Mallanna even though he was granted bail.

He said that the ‘only crime’ of Mallanna was to contest against the ruling party candidate in MLC elections. Mallanna’s contest and canvassing has sent shivers through the spine of the ruling party during the elections period. Ever since Mallanna got sizable number of votes in the election, the ruling party has developed grudge against him.

He said that on the behest of the Chief Minister the police have foisted about 35 cases against Mallanna on same reason. “It seems that the police want to keep Mallanna under detention as many days as possible on the directions of the Chief Minister,” Narayana Reddy alleged.

He said that Mallanna has been exposing the ineffective administration and misrule of the Chief Minister for the past few years through Q-TV, web channel.

He said that Mallanna was an eloquent speaker in Telangana accent and he enthralls the audience with his caustic remarks and make them to think. He said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao also uses similar oratory skills to attract the attention of the audience.

However, the caustic remarks of Mallanna have become unpalatable to the Chief Minister and he was unable digest the criticism of Mallanna. The Chief Minister fears that if Mallanna is left free he could damage his reputation among the people.
He said that the BJP has been protesting the illegal and illegitimate arrest and continuous detention of Teenmar Mallanna. The BJP opposes any restrictions and oppression on the freedom of press and speech.

The BJP senior leader said that the Chief Minister wants to demoralize Mallanna and also the activists and journalists who have been questioning the government, through arrests and false cases.

He made it clear that there was an urgent need to support Mallanna and get him released from the prison. He said that the media houses, journalist unions and political activists should support Mallanna so that he can continue his endeavors without fear.

Narayana Reddy said that freedom of the press and speech is under threat in the state as the Chief Minister and ruling party leaders are using oppressive tactics to silence the voices of critics. This has been putting the democracy in peril in the state.


Next Story :

  • Mamata Banerjee on 3-day visit to Mumbai from today

    Mamata Banerjee on 3-day visit to Mumbai from today

    November, 30: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be in Mumbai on Tuesday and is slated to visit Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar during her three-day visit. She is also scheduled to meet with industrialists in the state on December 1 with the aim of inviting […]


  • WHO alerts new warning over new Covid-19 Omicron variant

    WHO alerts new warning over new Covid-19 Omicron variant

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued warnings to all governments about the new Omicron covid-19 variant‘s threat. It claimed that the new variety was rapidly spreading and urged all countries to speed up the vaccination process. The globe is still in the grip of the most severe health crisis in a century, according to […]


  • 12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for ‘indiscipline’ during the session

    12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for 'indiscipline' during the session

    New Delhi, November, 29: 12 Rajya Sabha MPs from various parties were suspended on Monday for the rest of the winter session for ‘unruly and violent behaviour‘ they demonstrated during the monsoon session of Parliament. This includes six from Congress, two each from TMC and Shiv Sena and one each from CPM and CPI. The […]


  • Harish Rao heads a Cabinet Sub-Committee to check Omicron spread: CM

    Harish Rao heads a Cabinet Sub-Committee to check Omicron spread: CM

    Hyderabad, Nov.29 (Maxim News): Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today appointed a Cabinet sub-committee with Health Minister T Harish Rao its chairman to tackle the Omicron virus and steps to prevent it. K Chandrasekhar Rao has chaired a Cabinet meeting at the Pragathi Bhavan here. Ministers Harish Rao, KT Rama Rao, E Dayakar Rao, Sabitha […]


  • TRS MPs protests lead to adjourn LS, RS in Parliament

    TRS MPs protests lead to adjourn LS, RS in Parliament

    Hyderabad, Nov.29 (Maxim News): TRS MPs stormed the parliament during its first day session on farmers issues, paddy, MSP, water row and other related issues. With TRS MPs stalling the proceedings on state issues both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned by Speaker Om Birila and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu respectively. On the first […]


Now you can get latest stories from Indtoday on Telegram everyday. Click the link to subscribe.  Click to follow Indtoday Facebook page and Twitter and on Instagram. For all the latest Hyderabad News updates

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.