Hyderabad: Official spokesperson of the YSR Congress party (YSRCP) Ambati Rambabu criticized the yellow media for degrading the standards of journalism by supporting the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He said that there was no need for the YSRCP to make secret pacts. Speaking to the media at the party office here today, he said that Chandrababu's yellow media was not telecasting about the 23 MLAs who had defected to the TDP. By the name 'Pothu Podichindi', a newspaper is publishing fake news, he observed.
Ambati clarified that there was no way the YSRCP would strike an alliance with the BJP and that the party does not have a culture of striking secret alliances. Recalling YSRCP Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's statements over fighting elections independently, he said that the people of the Telugu States were too clever to believe the yellow media.
The YSRCP leader recalled that AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao confessed to committing a crime in a case and that the cases were withdrawn after he assumed the post.
"The TDP government should reveal the details of the cases against the Speaker. Why shouldn't the CBI not carry out raids against the TDP leaders? The yellow media picturized the IT raids against TPCC working president Revanth Reddy as an attack on Chandrababu Naidu. Why did Chandrababu send Revanth to the Congress party?" he asked.