No escape for so-called media channel who claims to be unbiased and preach ethics and morals to the people, on the other side act crusaders of democracy making a mockery of democracy for minting money.
Cobrapost sting operation ” Operation 136 ” has become sensational in Indian media, it has exposed more than two dozen media houses. It revealed that Big media houses including ABN and TV5 from Telugu say yes to Hindutva, black money, paid news.
Cobra post journalist approached ABN Andhrajyothy, a prominent Telugu TV news channel in the name of ‘Srimad Bhagwad Gita Prachar Samiti’, the cover organisation.
In the case of ABN patronised by TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, Cobrapost said, “its chief marketing manager E.V. Seshidhar was candid enough to admit: “We have very good connects with TDP … We have done [sic] lot of what do you call we have the main official what do you call for AP government Andhra Pradesh government, we have official event telecaster rights for Andhra Pradesh government and we will give satellite feed to other channels.”
Stating that this connect went beyond the TDP, to include the BJP and other outfits. Venkaiah Naidu, before becoming President of India, visited ABN office. He and ABN owner (Radha Krishna) belong to the same caste and have good relations. Seshidhar even went on to state that their newspaper Andhra Jyothy holds so much sway that they could influence the outcome of the Karnataka elections.
Seshidhar also mentioned that His channel was banned in Telangana by TRS govt, they have fought against TRS for one and half year with BJP support.