Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav today said the previous governments made use of Journalists in the State and did not come to their rescue and help them.
He was participating at a second congress of Telangana Working Journalists at Red Rose Gardens here attended by Home Minister N Narsimha Reddy, Press Academy Chairman Allam Narayana and others. Speaking on the occasion, the minister asked the journalists to celebrate their program as a festival every year. Srinivas Yadav claimed that it is the TRS Government that helped the journalists and taking steps for their welfare. The journalists played a key role in Telangana statehood movement, he noted. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was committed for welfare of the journalists, he said, adding that Health Cards have been offered to them. KCR conducted a first program of Journalists at Janahitha at the camp office, he noted.
TRS will rule for 10 more years: Nayini
Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy said the role of the journalists was very crucial on social problems and on politics. Expressing hope that the TRS will be in power for next 10 years, Narsimha Reddy said the scribes are protecting the politics by carrying out news of various political parties and on public problems. The State government will help the journalists to overcome their problems.
He slammed the Opposition for taking up Dharna Chowk issue as they do not have any other issue to blame the government. The TRS Government kept its promise of crop loan waiver and cleared the funds in four installments, he said. Referring to handcuffing of chilli farmers in Khammam district, he said the State government has taken steps against the erring police officials. The Congress was resorting to do politics on corpses, he fumed.
House sites for journalists: Allam
Press Academy Chairman Allam Narayana said efforts were on to provide house-sites for the journalists. Telangana Working Journalists Forum formed in 2001 and participated in the statehood fight for 13 years, he said. The State Government has offered Rs 100 cr funds for the academy for the welfare of the journalists and welfare steps are on he said. He said that as many as 16000 accreditation cards were issued to the journalists and also health cards on par with employees. (NSS)