Following the directions of All India Congress Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas has sent a report to High Command over the anti-party programme telecast by Sakshi Telugu news channel owned by Kadapa Member of Parliament YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
The AICC sought a report from Pradesh Congress Committee had taken a serious view on the ‘vilification campaign’ launched by Sakshi against Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The channel had broadcast the programme on Friday and repeated it on Saturday, which said that the image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi was waning across the country.
According to sources, the PCC has sent the raw footage as well as transcripts from the programme, beside copies of the newspaper and its translation to the High Command in its report.
Complaints had been flooding in from many senior Congress leaders after the beaming of the programme, which they charge to be detrimental to the High Command. The Congress leaders are demanding ‘stringent’ action against the Kadapa MP, who they allege, is using the channel to malign the Congress president and damaging the image of the party.
According to highly place source Congress Core Committee will meet on Sunday evening around 7 PM in New Delhi to take stock of the latest political situation in the state.
The Core Committee is likely to discuss the issue which arose after the state government announced tests for the recruitment of Sub-Inspector, and the free zone issue. The adverse remarks by Sakshi would also be discussed, the sources say.