Will listen to both sides: Javadekar on KCR's threat to media

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New Delhi, Sep 10: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar Wednesday said he would draw any conclusion in the reported threat to the media by the Telangana chief minister only after listening to both sides.

"I will listen to both sides... I can draw conclusion only after that," he told reporters here.

"I have answered a detailed discussion in parliament...," the minister said. "Therefore, I can comment only after seeing what has actually happened."

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, according to the media reports, has threatened to bury the media "10 feet under the earth" if they continue to insult the state.

Notably, two channels - ATV9 and ABN Andhra Jyoti - have been banned in the state and journalists from the two channels have been sitting on a protest in front of Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad since Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary described the chief minister's reported remark as "highly irresponsible".

"This is a highly irresponsible statement from the chief minister. People who brought him to power will throw him out soon," she said.

IANS

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