Breach of privilege notice against Jagan Reddy's daily in AP



Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Legislature Secretariat tonight issued a breach of privilege notice to Telugu daily 'Sakshi' over a report containing allegations against the office of Deputy Speaker of state Assembly.

The daily is owned by Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, and is a mouthpiece of his YSR Congress party.

Last week it had reported on a statement of former MP and YSRC Central Governing Council member M V Mysura Reddy, alleging that the office of the Deputy Speaker was being misused for political purposes.

The allegation was made in connection with the no-confidence motion moved by TRS, supported by YSRC and others.

Taking a strong objection to the report, Deputy Speaker Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka lodged a complaint with Speaker Nadendla Manohar.

The Speaker, taking a serious view, directed the Legislature Secretariat to issue a notice to Sakshi.

Accordingly, Legislature Secretary S Raja Sadaram sent the notice to Sakshi tonight seeking an explanation, Assembly sources said.

PTI