When Telugu news channels TV9 (Sneha Publications), ABN Andhrajyothy (Amoda Broadcasting) banned in the month of June, it got less coverage on national media. TRS Govt buoyed with it kept silent on the whole issue even though TV9 and ABN Andhrajyothy tendered their apologies with in few days of the ban.
Even after the passage of two months nothing happened even when Union Information Ministry sought reply from TRS Govt. However when KCR spit venom on media threatening them to salute to survive in Telangana or get buried in 10 km deep down the earth, his comments caught national attention and entire national media tore apart his vitriolic statements.
However KCR and his team of ministers and MPs remained adamant. NBA today asked KCR not to play with media and asked to show respect refraining from making derogatory statements. Now the battle between Media and KCR reached climax. Everyone is wondering who will win the bitter battle between Media and KCR.
Till recently KCR and his Telangana Government had upper hand since no one came in strong support of The two channels. But with KCR making those strong statements, entire national media awoke and are now determined to fight for their rights. This is not the end as battle lines are drawn now and more twists and turns will occur in future.