Jagan gave a sizzling blow to Andhrajyothi, owned by Aamoda Publications. AP state government has cancelled the land allotted to the media house by the previous government led by TDP. 1.5-acre land allotted to Aamoda Publications in Paradesipalem in the outskirts of Visakhapatnam got revoked by the AP state government.
AP state cabinet has decided to cancel the lands allotted to Aamoda Publications by the previous TDP government. The government is now considering to allow the land to construct houses for the poor.
The cabinet has also empowered secretaries of various departments to file defamatory cases against all types of media, including print, electronic, digital and social media if they publish any story against their respective departments without evidence.
Under this, Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Minister Perni Nani moved a proposal targeting Yellow Media in the recent cabinet meeting and it received unanimous acceptance. This move is more like a revival of the Government Order issued by then YSR Government in 2007 to entrust Secretary-Rank Officials the powers to sue media houses telecasting false stories.
The order is applicable only to the media houses which carry stories without any shreds of evidence. If they have enough pieces of evidence to substantiate their stories, there is no need to get scared of the defamation notices. In such cases, the Jagan government itself will be on the defensive. So only yellow media that publish scandalous and malicious stories against the government with mala fide intentions should worry about the Jagan order.
Hence the Yellow media has to be too careful with Jagan’s government. Or else he will show them the place they can’t bear to stay for too long which might make them close the shutters of their media houses.