Cong workers protest against TV news story on Sonia in AP

Cong workers protest against TV news story on Sonia in AP

State Health Minister Danam Nagender and Information Technology Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who were ardent followers of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, led a sit-in in front of the former Chief Minister’s statue at Panjagutta Centre here while scores of Congress workers held a protest outside the Sakshi head office at Banjara Hills here.

MLCs P Sudhakar Reddy and Ganga Bhavani also took part in the agitation. A heavy police force was posted outside Sakshi office and the protesting Congress workers were taken into custody for defying prohibitory orders.

Youth Congress workers also staged protests outside Sakshi offices at Karimnagar, Chirala, Nellore and other places demanding an apology from Sakshi management over the telecast of the story against Sonia and Congress party. They also burnt copies of Sakshi Telugu newspaper owned by Jagan.

Congress MPs from Telangana, who met at the residence of G Vivekananda, demanded that Jagan immediately tender an apology to Sonia Gandhi as well as the party for having telecast such "blasphemous story."

Senior Congress MLA P Shankar Rao also demanded an apology from Jagan on the issue.
Meanwhile, party sources said a translated transcript of the story that was telecast on Sakshi TV on Friday, and repeated on Saturday, was sent to the Congress high command for perusal and necessary action even as the high command sought a report from the PCC on the episode.

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