Hyderabad: Congress workers in various parts of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday protested against the telecast of a "blasphemous" news feature against Sonia Gandhi by a television channel owned by party MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
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Technology Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who were ardent followers of late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, led a sit-in in front of the former Chief Minister`s statue at Panjagutta Centre here while scores of Congress workers held a protest outside the Sakshi channel`s head office in Banjara Hills here.
MLCs P Sudhakar Reddy and Ganga Bhavani also took part in the agitation.
Heavy police force was deployed outside Sakshi office and the protesting Congress workers were taken into custody for defying prohibitory orders.
Youth Congress workers also staged protests outside Sakshi offices at Karimnagar, Chirala, Nellore and other places demanding an apology from Sakshi management over the telecast of the story against Sonia and Congress party. They also burnt copies of Sakshi Telugu newspaper owned by Jagan.
Congress MPs from Telangana, who met at the residence of G Vivekananda, demanded that Jagan, the MP from Kadapa, immediately tender an apology to Sonia Gandhi as well as the party for telecasting such "blasphemous" story.