Hyderabad, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

The YSR Congress today denied charges in a section of the press against its president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and challenged the media house to prove them.

Challenging the media house that has been publishing 'baseless' stories on Mr Reddy to prove the charges and pick the gauntlet it has thrown, YSR Congress has said every allegation the newspaper levels will provide more and more patronage to Party from the people.

"The media house which is going hammer and tongs on an insipid issue pertaining to the rivalry between two countries and trying to implicate YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in it is not in the best interests of the journalism and such an exercise was carried out on earlier occasions as well which have boomeranged," Party Spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here today.

The media house, which has been the mouthpiece of TDP, has levelled serious charges against YSR before 2009 elections as well. But people did not believe the version and they come closer to YSR and voted him back to power.

"The pattern is same. The same baseless stories were written with the help of leaks from CBI on YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and there was no change in the result of by-elections that were held to 20 assembly and two Lok Sabha elections.

"The media house publishing extra-territorial news and trying to link up YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been ridiculous and people are not in a position to believe the stark lies and dreaded distortions. The more the allegations, the more the affection YSRCP receives from the people and this time it will not be any different," she said.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)