AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy tries to 'muzzle' media?
Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 05:34 PM
In a shocking political development in Andhra Pradesh, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy's government has issued a gag order for the press and empowered the bureaucrats to sue media for fake news. If this order comes into force, it will enable Andhra Pradesh cabinet secretaries to sue media houses for spreading fake news. A diktat has been issued by Andhra Pradesh Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Minister Perni Venkataramaiah to every department of the state administration. It is learned that some of the print, electronic, and social media, which have been trying to tarnish the image of the government through fake news, will have to face legal action.