YSR gets a much-needed “off” on Sakshi TV

28 April 2011

KEERTHI PRATIPATI writes from Hyderabad: Ever since he died in a helicopter crash in September 2009, the smiling visage of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has been a permanent logo on the screen of Sakshi TV, the 24×7 Telugu news channel launched by his son, Y. Jaganmohan Reddy.

It took the funeral of Sai Baba on Wednesday for YSR to make way for the dead godman. But only for a day. YSR is back at work today, a shower of photo-shopped petals raining from the right-hand top, even as the Election Commission asks why the “one-sided” reports being carried by the channel and its eponymous newspaper, Sakshi, should not be considered paid news.

Newspaper facsimile: courtesy Mail Today

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