That Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has an utter contempt for his AP counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu was once again evident during the latter’s visit to Karimnagar on Tuesday.
Everybody knows Namasthe Telangana Telugu daily is wholly owned by KCR and that it is widely read across Telangana, especially in Karimnagar district. So, when Naidu planned to visit the district, the local TDP leaders mobilized huge advertisements running into a few lakhs and offered to release the same in Namasthe Telangana.
Normally, no daily would reject political advertisements because they get instantly paid and it is the best way to get revenue. But, Namasthe Telangana authorities in Karimnagar refused to accept even a single advertisement of the TDP people, welcoming Naidu’s visit to the district, thought the cost of advertisement ran into a few lakhs of rupees.
Reason: there were strict instructions from the TRS leadership to the local Namasthe Telangana managers not to accept a single advertisement.
What is more, there was not even a single paragraph coverage to Naidu’s tour in Namasthe Telangana, though the public meeting was supposed to be a big hit and all the other dailies played it up prominently. That’s KCR!