Hyderabad: The intolerance of Chandrababu Naidu has percolated to low levels as he had singled out a media house in passing uncharitable remarks, YSR Congress has said and rejected the white paper he released on sand mining stating that it was only an eyewash.
"Chandrababu Naidu releasing a white paper on sand mining is only a cover up bid as the sand and mining mafia pampered by the State had already made a killing and even over-ruled the objecting sincere revenue officials as was seen in the past and his intolerance to criticism shows that he is scared and guilty as charged," party spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here on Thursday.
The very spirit of white paper is defeated with the Chief Minister’s exercise as sand mafia thrived with the active involvement of ruling party members, despite Court directions and the issue was widely reported in the media, which includes all major papers and television channels.
The government cannot expect the entire media to support the government all the time. Media has the responsibility of highlighting the failures and irregularities and if it is not liked by the State it shows the low tolerance levels of the leader and Chandrababu Naidu has no moral right to announce from any platform as to which media the people should follow.
"The media house, he was referring to is facing cases which were foisted with political motives while there are serious charges against Heritage, the business house run by Cahndrababu Naidu’s family members and he did not volunteer for a probe for the money laundering and other financial irregularities.
The media house he was referring to was not established with a profit motto but it was started to disseminate genuine information to the people. In the known past Chandrababu Naidu is not known to have gracefully accepted criticism. Dictating people which paper to read and which paper not to read is worse than dictatorship", she said.
The very existence of Chandrababu Naidu has a history of backstabbing and intrigue and on the day which is being observed as Constitution Day, he speaking in a manner that goes against the spirit of freedom of press is highly condemnable, she said.