Namasthe Telangana Telugu daily, the mouth-piece of Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, is often criticized for its biased writing in favour of its boss and attacking his political rivals.
The daily has not been able to win the confidence of the readers in Telangana and it continues to be in the No. 4 position in the State in terms of circulation, only because of its biased reporting.
However, for the last two days, Namasthe Telangana has been getting a lot of appreciation from its readers for exposing the double standards of Andhra Jyothy and attacking its MD Vemuri Radhakrishna.
It has been carrying a series of stories against Radhakrishna as a counter to a similar series of stories being published by Andhra Jyothy attacking Governor E S L Narasimhan, accusing the latter of favouring only Telangana and ignoring interests of Andhra Pradesh.
Namasthe Telangana exposed how the same Radhakrishna had lavished praises on Narasimhan before bifurcation of the State, stating that the Governor had strongly recommended Union Territory status to Hyderabad to protect the interests of Seemandhra people.
Andhra Jyothy also carried several reports on how the Governor had been controlling the administration and protecting law and order in Hyderabad.
It even gave the title “Ugra Narasimhudu” to the Governor. Now, the same daily is attacking Narasimhan on silly grounds such as his temple visits and his indifference towards certain decisions taken by the Telangana government.
Now, Radhakrishna is said to be keen on shunting Narasimhan out of AP and bring in a pro-Naidu Governor. This is called more loyal than king attitude!